Kumaragupta III

Kumaragupta III was a later Gupta Emperor. He succeeded his father Narasimhagupta Baladitya in about 530 A.D. His silver-copper seal was discovered from Bhitari in 1889, which mentions the names of his father Narasimhagupta and grandfather Purugupta. A clay sealing of Kumaragupta III was discovered from Nalanda, which also mentioned about his father and grandfather.

The early Maukhari kings had family ties with the later Guptas. Isanavarman declared his independence from Gupta kingdom. The Aphsad inscription mentions about the victory of Kumaragupta III over Isanavarman. Nalanda clay seal of Kumaragupta III mentions Purugupta as Kumaragupta I's son from his queen Anantadevi. Gupta Empire declined during the rule of Kumaragupta III and the later kings. Kumaragupta III was succeeded by his son Vishnugupta.