Pushyamitra Sunga

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Pushyamitra Sunga is the founder of the Sunga dynasty in 180BCE by defeating the Mauryan army. He was the general of Mauryan emperor Brihadratha Maurya.

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Later defeated and killed his master in a war. He proclaimed himself king. His dynasty replaced the Mauryan empire. He performed ashvamedha yaga and brought most of the North India under him.

He ruled until his death in 149 BCE.