Simuka

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Simuka (Marathi: सिमुक) (Teluguసిముక, Simuka ?) (230–207 BCE) was an Indian king and the founder of the Satavahana dynasty. He is described as Sishuka or Sindhuka in the Puranas. He is also known as Gadabhilla, father of Vikrama in the accounts of the Jains, and is said to have ruled in the area of Pratishthan and Malwa.

He was succeeded by his brother Kanha (or Krishna) (r. 207–189 BCE), who further extended his state to the present day Andhra Pradesh. Later, Simuka made Kotilingala in Telangana. The presence of coins from the Simuka period suggest that this must have been an important city of the kingdom, may be even the capital[citation needed].

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