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 (kä′lē-dä′sə) ad 375?-415?
Indian dramatist and lyric poet. His poetry represents the height of the kavya style, as exemplified by his epic poem Raghuvamsha and his lyric poem Meghaduta.
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(Biography) ?5th century ad, Indian dramatist and poet, noted for his romantic verse drama Sakuntala
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(ˌkɑ lɪˈdɑ sə)

fl. 5th century A.D., Indian playwright and poet.
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ETPB Deputy Director Mohammad Asif gave briefing to the ETPB secretary and said the building was not a temple or worship place but the residence of Shakuntala Devi who later converted to Muslim in 1992 and her Muslim name was Shakeela Bibi.
According to Hindu community representative Mohan Lal, the couple, Babu Lal and his wife Shakuntala Devi, lived in the temple as its servants but converted to Islam and adopted the names of Abdul Hameed and Shakila Bibi.
The victim, Shakuntala, was accompanied by her son to the hospital on December 28.
After witnessing Oliver's creative brilliance once more in the original pop opera The Lost , performed at GEMS Modern Academy a few weeks ago, and finally getting to meet the man himself for a long chat at the Khaleej Times office, I realised doing justice to this teacher-mentor-musician-playwright and his impressive body of work that includes the musicals Starlight Express, Cats and Shakuntala , in even a three-page tabloid story, wasn't going to be easy.
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Shakuntala Devi said that they were ready to sacrifice their lives for the country.
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