He was a great devotee of Bhagawan Rama and composed many songs in praise of Him. He was a great scholar in Sanskrit, astrology and Telugu. All his songs were in Telugu set in the Karnatak style and sung by people with great fervour. His ancestors were of Andhra origin but he settled in Tiruvayur in Tamil Nadu to commemorate his works and his famous songs and Kirtans. Music festivals are organized every year in Tiruvayur and well known musicians and celebrities from all over India participate. Similar festivals are also organized in many cities of Andhra and Tamil Nadu in India.