Tenali Rama

Tenali Rama krishna who was known as Vikatakavi. was a Telugu poet who hailed from the present day Andhra Pradesh region. generally known for his wit and humour. He was one of the Ashtadiggajas or the eight poets at the court of Krishnadevaraya the Vijayanagara emperor 1509–1530.
Tenali Ramakrishna compossed works on Hinduism. Tenali Ramakrishna was also a great scholar of several languages that included Marathi, Tamil, and Kannada. Rama linga, as he was originally called, is said to have been Shaivite by birth but he eventually converted to Vaishnavism.