The lyricist that wrote the song Vedam and many other songs that have meaning, and share Indian philosophy. If there is such thing as abhimanam (respect) for a value, his songs and poems convey that. My greatest respects to an astounding and profound lyricist of all time.
The greatest Telugu director to ever have existed. An inspiration to the culture. Movies that show philosphy, tradition, culture and values about life and among people. I came to find out about his movies as a going away gift to my mom when we left India and moved to America. The going away gift was compilation of 60 some tapes of music of the classic Telugu culture/movies. Most of what I know of Indian culture is this and my childhood with grandparents.
Shiva Thandava/Shiva on Mt. Kailasha — In kuchipudi dance form.