• He was a Haridasa philosopher from Karnataka
  • He is considered as the father of Carnatic music
  • One of his most notable works is Dasa Sahithya
  • He introduced the RagaMayamalavagowla as the first scale to be learnt by beginners in the field – a practice that is still followed today.
  • Most of his keertanas deal with social reform and pinpoint the defects in society