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Adhiratha was the foster father of Karna and the chief charioteer of King Dhritrashtra. But as per Srimad Bhagavatam, Adhiratha descended from Yayati and therefore was related to Krishna. His wife's name was Radha (Mahābhārata). They both had a son named Shon after Karna's adoption, who became his younger foster brother.
- A Dictionary of Hindu Mythology & Religion by John Dowson
- Laura Gibbs, Ph.D. Modern Languages MLLL-4993. Indian Epics. Adhiratha