Q. Harisena was the court poet of which of the following rulers?

[A] Chandragupta

[B] Samudragupta

[C] Kumargupta I

[D] Chandraputa II

Answer: B

Samudragupta patronised scholars and poets like Harisena and thus promoted Sanskrit literature.  

  • Though an ardent follower of Vaishnavism, he also patronised the great Buddhist scholar Vasubandhu.  
  • As a lover of poetry and music, he was given the title “Kaviraja”. His coins bear the insignia of him playing the vina (lute). 

Source: Tamil Nadu state board.