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Maitreya Raksita


Maitreya Raksita (11 AD) Buddhist grammarian, who wrote annotations called Tantrapradip on Jinendrabuddhi's Kashikavivaranapavjika and Dhatupradip on Panini's Dhatupatha. His books are quoted by Purushottam Dev (12 AD) and Sayanacharya (14 AD). He is assumed to be a Bengali as all his books are written in bangla script and have been found in Bangladesh. [Kanailal Ray]