Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya or Annamacharya -an ardent devotee of Lord Venkateshwara, was a prolific composer in the 15th century. He was a great Telugu composer who composed over 30,000 compositions, 12,000 survive. Annamacharya widely regarded as the Pada-kavita Pitaamaha (grand old man of song-writing) of the Telugu language.
The keertanas of Annamacharya have strongly influenced the structure of Carnatic music which are still popular among Carnatic music concert artists. Sri Annamacharya is remembered for his saintly life, and is honoured as a great Bhakta/devotee of Bhagwaan Govinda by devotees and saintly singers.