An upāsaka of Icchānangala.
He was a devoted disciple of the Buddha und had been in the habit of visiting him often (UdA.115).
Once he visited the Buddha at Jetavana after a long interval, und on being asked why he had been absent so long, he replied that he had been kept busy by various duties. Thereupon the Buddha sang the joy of the life free from ties. Ud., p.13.