An Ájívaka. He came of a wagon building stock of bygone days. In the Anangana Sutta (M.i.31f), Moggallána tells Sáriputta that, one day, when begging alms in Rájagaha, he came to the house of Samíti, the wagon builder who was shaping a felloe. Standing by was Panduputta, watching him and wishing that he should shape it without blemish. When Samíti did so, Panduputta expressed his joy, saying that Samíti had read his thoughts.
Buddhaghosa says (MA.i.124) that Panduputta was so called because he was the son of Pandu.