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