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After Krishnadevaraya his step-brother Achyutaraya came to the throne. He wore the crown first at tirupati and then at Kalahasti in 1534. After the death of Ismail the dispute that had started between Mallu and Ibrahim helped Achyutaraya to comquer Raichur. During his rule the chieftains of Madurai, Tanjore and Ikkeri became independent. He was called “Navakoti Narayan” as the treasury was full. The court poet Rajanatha Dindima praised him in his poetic work “Achyutarajabhyudaya”. However, trade and commerce dwindled. People suffered at the hands of thieves. He died in 1543.