of Ujjain, India, wrote a poem that so pleased Rajah Vicrama Ditya HE WAS GIVEN THE ENTIRE STATE OF KASHMIR . The poet ruled Kashmir for five years(118-123) AND THEN ABDICATED TO BECOME A RECLUSE.

—Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

(What a Trojan horse)
thought Matrigupta, 
rewarded for his verse
by Rajah Ditya
with one of the nicest
states in India.
(Why couldn’t it
have been a gold watch
or an inscribed plate?
I’ll never write again
at this rate.)