Q. Who among the following ruler spent his last years as an ascetic in Chandragiri in Karnataka?

[A] Bimbisara

[B] Chandragupta Maurya

[C] Kala Asoka

[D] Asoka

Answer: B
Notes:

Chandragupta’s son Bindusara succeeded him as emperor in 297 BCE in a peaceful and natural transition.  

  • We do not know what happened to Chandragupta. He probably renounced the world.  
  • According to the Jain tradition, Chandragupta spent his last years as an ascetic in Chandragiri, near Sravanabelagola, in Karnataka. 

Source: Tamil Nadu state board.