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Brihadratha (Maurya Emperor)

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Emperor Brihadratha Maurya was the last Mauryan King of Mauryan Empire. He was killed by Pushyamitra Sunga, a military General in the Mauryan Army.

Brihadratha Maurya had a vast empire. The extent of his empire extended from Jalandhar in the North India to the river Narmada in the South.

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One day, Pushyamitra Sunga invited Mauryan Emperor Brihadratha to check an army parade, and killed him there. It is a rare occurence in Ancient Indian History that a Military General could murder a ruling king in the presence of the royal army. This incident took place in 185 B.C.

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After the death of Brihadratha Maurya, the Mauryan Empire collapsed. Pushyamitra Sunga captured the throne of Magadha.

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