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Bimbisara (Skt. Bimbisāra; Tib. གཟུགས་ཅན་སྙིང་པོ་, Wyl. gzugs can snying po) was the king of Magadha and chief royal patron of the Buddha during his lifetime, who reigned from his capital city of Rajagriha. Bimbisara met a tragic death at the hands of his son Ajatashatru who was persuaded to murder his father by Devadatta, the Buddha’s evil cousin.