Bhurishrava was a Kuru prince. He was the grandson of Balhika. Balhika was the elder brother of Shantanu. He was the crown prince of Hastinapur but he devoted his life to conquer Balkh. So Shantanu became the king of Hastinapur. So, Balhika was the uncle of Bhishma and he with his son Somdatta and grandson Bhurishrava took part in the Kurukshetra War from the Kaurava side.