Who among the following were contemporaries of Kanishka

Who among the following were contemporaries of Kanishka ?

(1) Kamban, Banabhatta, Asvagosha

(2) Nagarjuna, Asvagosha, Vasumitra

(3) Asvagosha, Kalidasa, Banabhatta

(4) Kalidasa, Kamban, Va-sumitra

Answer: (2) Nagarjuna, Asvagosha, Vasumitra
The eminent Buddhist writers Nagarjuna, Asvaghosha, Parsva and Vasumitra flourished at the court of Kanishka. Nagarjuna was the great exponent of Mahayana doctrine and Asvaghosha, a multifaceted personality, was known as a poet, musician, scholar and zealous Buddhist monk. Charaka, the most celebrated authority on Ayurveda was the court physician of Kanishka and Mathara, a politician of rare merit, was his minister. Vasumitra presided over the fourth Buddhist Council.

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