Pulakeshi II

The most famous ruler of the Chalukya dynasty was Pulakeshi II (610 – 642 CE), known as Immadi Pulakeshi in Kannada. He expanded the influence of the Chalukya dynasty over the Deccan region of India.

He expanded the kingdom greatly and spent most of his life on the battlefield. We learn about his achievements from stone inscriptions carried out mainly by his brother.

He entertained envoys from China and Sassanian Persia.

He was the first south Indian ruler to issue gold coins.