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SAKUNI. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology] Brother of Queen Gandhari, and so uncle of the Kaurava princes. He was a skillful gambler and a cheat, so he was selected to be the opponent of Yudishthira in the match in which that prince was induced to stake and lose his all. He also was known by the patronymic Saubala, from Subala, his father.

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