His works are considered extinct but are found referenced in later years. According to historians Kamath and Narasimhacharya (also a Kannada language expert), he was patronised by Western Ganga Dynasty King Ereganga Neetimarga II (also called Ereyappa) in the late 9th century and early 10th century period.
- Kamath (2001), p50
- Narasimhacharya (1988), p18
- Narasimhacharya, R (1988) . History of Kannada Literature. New Delhi: Asian Educational Services. ISBN 81-206-0303-6.
- Kamath, Suryanath U. (2001) . A concise history of Karnataka : from pre-historic times to the present. Bangalore: Jupiter books. LCCN 80905179. OCLC 7796041.
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