Q. Who among the following was converted to Buddhism by Nagasena?

[A] Demetrius

[B] Menander

[C] Hermaius

[D] Rishi Kanva

Answer: B

Explanation: Menander /Milinda/Minedra (165 BCE – 145 BCE): The most celebrated Indo-Greek ruler who not only stabilised Indo-Greek power, but also extended his empire’s frontiers in India.

  • He was converted to Buddhism by Nagasena has been identified with the King Milinda mentioned in the famous Buddhist text Milindapanho (Question of Milinda), which contains philosophical questions that Milinda asked Nagasena (the Buddhist author of the text).
  • The text claims that impressed by the answers, the king accepted Buddhism as his religion.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT