Shakuntala falls in love with King Dushyanta and gives birth to a child called Bharata after whom India was first named. Dushyanta is a king in classical Indian literature and mythology. Dushyanta is the son of Ilina and Rathantara. He was king of Hastinapur and ancestor of the Kuru dynasty. Dushyant met his wife Shakuntala while on an excursion from his kingdom at the hermitage of sage Kanva. Dushyanta and Sakuntala had a son named Bharata who went on to become Emperor Bharata.