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When the poet discovered the real rank of his son-in-law, he revealed the whole circumstance to his daughter, who through shame put an end to her own life, and that of her children, by setting fire to the house in which they dwelt, and perishing altogether in the flames.

Eleswara, near the close of his life wrote a code of laws, entitled "Eleswara Vijaya," in which the distinctions of all the tribes and relationships was minutely examined. This work has been quoted by various authors, but, not withstanding its celebrity, the original is unfortunately lost, as now not a single copy can be found, although much search has been made for it This poet died as much respected for his unimpeachable character, as the number of his pupils, and his prodigious learning.