From literary evidence such as Visakadatta’s DeviChandraguptam and other literary works, as well as inscription of later period we come across a romantic episode which is of much interest but of little credibility. From these evidences we know that Ramagupta, son of Samudragupta, had succeeded his father. His queen Dhruvadevi (also known as Dhruvaswamini) was among the most beautiful women of the contemporary period.
In a conflict with the Sakas, Ramagupta was besieged and was placed with him he agreed to make over queen Dhruvadevi to the Saka King as a condition for the lifting of the siege. Ramagupta’s brother, Chandragupta II, protested against the dishonorable agreement. He resorted to a stratagem and went in disguise of queen Dhruvadevi and killed the Saka King. This saved both the empire and honor of the Guptas. According to some sources, Chandragupta II succeeded to the throne after killing his elder brother Ramagupta. He also married Dhruvadevi, his elder brother’s widow.
The above episode, however, is controversial and not accepted as by some historians.