Vishnugupta

Vishnugupta was one of the lesser known kings of the Gupta Empire. He is considered to be the last recognized king of the Gupta dynasty. He ruled between 540 A.D. and 550 A.D. He was the son of Kumaragupta III and the grandson of Narasimhagupta Baladitya. Gold coins having the name Vishnu written vertically on the obverse and the title Chandraditya on the reverse had been discovered in the Kalighat hoard. Fifth Damodarpur copper plate dated 543 A.D. (224 Gupta Era) in which the first part of the emperor's name is damaged is considered to belong to the reign of Vishnugupta. This copper plate mentions that the Gupta Empire extended from Magadha upto Northern Bengal which was being governed by Devabhattaraka.