King of Sāgala. He was born in Kalasi in Alasandā.
His discussions with the Buddhist Elder Nāgasena are recorded in the Milinda-Pa˝ha. It is said there that the king embraced Buddhism.
For a discussion on the facts connected with Milinda, and his identification with the Baktrian king Menander, see Questions of King Milinda, vol. i., introd. xviiiff.