Tulsi Das was one of the greatest saints of India. He was born in 1540 at Banda in Uttar Pradesh. His parents died when he was only five years old. He had to work in the fields to earn his livelihood.
The life of Tulsi became better after he met Guru Nar Hari Das. By following his guru’s teachings, Tulsi became a devotee of Lord Rama. He got married to a beautiful woman called Ratnavali. Tulsi Das began to love his wife so much thathe forgot his devotion and love for Lord Rama. One day, his wife got angry and told Tulsi that if he had paid even half of his attention to Lord Rama, he would have found him.
This sentence changed the life of Tulsi forever. He left his home and went to Ayodhya and there he wrote the Ramchaatmanas. He completed it in 1600.
He also wrote Kauitavali, Vinaypatrika and Geetavali. Tulsi Das was a great devotee of Lord Rama. He died at the age of 83, at Kashi in 1623.