Kalidasa is one of the greatest known Sanskrit dramatist and poet. Kalidasa was one of the Navratnas (9 gems or the most accomplished men of their times) at the court of King Vikramaditya. He was a devotee of the goddess kaalimata. According to the famous fable, Kalidasa became a great poet by the grace of Kaalimata. Kalidasa's literature is very well known. Kumarsambhavam and Raghuvansham (two epics), Rutusanharam and Meghdootam (two mini-epics), Malvikagnimitra, Vikramorvasiyam, and Abhidnyan-shakuntalam (three plays) - these are the compositions by Kalidasa. After reading his play shakuntala, German poet Goethe went crazy and danced happily while holding that book on his head. He was adept at composing ‘Simile’(figure of speech). Therefore ‘Upama Kalidasasya' is a famous phrase named after him.