Vichitravirya was the younger brother of King Dhritarashtra and Pandu and the son of King Vichitravirya in the Hindu epic Mahabharata. Here’s what happened to him in the Mahabharata story:
After the death of King Vichitravirya, his son Vichitravirya ascended to the throne of Hastinapura, but he died at a young age without having any children. This created a crisis of succession, as there were no direct heirs to the throne. To resolve the crisis, Satyavati, Vichitravirya’s mother, arranged for her son’s widows, Ambika and Ambalika, to be married to their brother-in-law, Sage Vyasa, who was also Satyavati’s son.
Vyasa fathered two sons with the widows, Dhritarashtra and Pandu, who became the fathers of the Kauravas and the Pandavas, respectively. Vichitravirya’s death was a critical event in the Mahabharata, as it set in motion the events that would eventually lead to the Kurukshetra war.