Bhāmaha writes the following in his Kāvyālaṅkāra
“upeyuṣāmapi divaṃ sannibandhavidhāyinām|
āsta eva nirātaṅkaṃ kāntaṃ kāvyamayaṃ vapuḥ ||”
“Many people who wrote excellent poems have gone to the svarga. However, their beautiful, poetic body will remain here for ever.”
The above statement is quite popular in scholarly circles.
Reminiscent of this statement, Prof. S.K. Ramachandra Rao’s yaśaḥ kāya –body of fame has remained with us through his immortal works.