Tenali Raman stories are popular throughout the world, particularly in southern part of India. Rama was a wise person born in a place called Tenali. It is now part of the southern Indian state Andhra Pradesh.
The stories of Tenali Rama are the witty activities of him. His father was Ramaiah and mother was Lakshmi Ammal. They belong to a poor brahmin family.
Rama’s father died on the third day after his birth. His mother took care of the family with the help from her brother. Rama from the childhood started gathering friends and tell jokes spontaneously.
Later on, his wisdom came to the knowledge of King Krishnadeva Raya. He appointed Rama in his palace and named as Vikatakavi of the kingdom of Vijayanagar empire.