A wealthy burgess of Sāvatthī who died intestate. In the Saṃyutta Nikāya SN.i.89–91 we find Pasenadi, King of Kosala, visiting the Buddha at noonday and telling him that he had just finished having the banker’s wealth removed to the royal coffers, “eight millions of gold to say nothing of silver.” And yet Aputtaka ate nothing except sour husk-gruel left over from the previous day and wore only hempen garments.

In the next Sutta of the same Nikāya SN.i.91–93 the Buddha is reported as revealing the banker’s past. In a former birth he had given alms to a Pacceka Buddha, Tagarasikhī, but later he repented and wished that he had given the food to slaves and workmen.