Short Biography of Kanishka

 Kanishka was a king of the Kushan Empire in ancient India, who ruled in the 2nd century AD. He is considered one of the greatest rulers of the empire and played an important role in the spread of Buddhism in Central Asia and China. Kanishka is known for his military conquests, as well as his patronage of Buddhism and support for the arts. He is also known for building the city of Purushapura (modern-day Peshawar, Pakistan), which served as the capital of the Kushan Empire. He is said to have built many Buddhist monasteries and stupas and sponsored the translation of Buddhist texts into Chinese and other languages. He is also credited with the organization of the 4th Buddhist Council in Kundalvana, which was held under the patronage of Kanishka.