Noted historian H.S. Gopala Rao has claimed that he has discovered a 7th Century inscription that can be traced to Kannada tripadi poet Kappe Arabhatta.
In a release here on Wednesday, Dr. Rao said some portions that were said to be the text of Arabhatta's inscriptions were found at different locations near Badami.
Dr. Rao said a research scholar, Sheelakanta Pattar of Badami, discovered an inscription on the walls of Sidla Phadi cave on December 13, 2010. Historian S. Settar, who is editing and analysing Kannada inscriptions of the first millennium, sent him a photograph of the inscription that Mr. Pattar found at Sidla Phadi.
The picture of the inscription inspired him to search for other portions of the inscription as the Sidlar Phadi happened to be a prominent pre-historic site.
The much defaced inscription is now being eagerly studied by scholars, Dr. Rao said.
The defaced inscription is being studied by scholars