He was a Kayastha by caste and employed by the government. He was also a lecturer on Kavya Prakasha. When Tapan Mishra's son, Raghunatha Bhatta, and his attendant, were on the way to meet Lord Chaitanya, they met Ramadasa Bishvas along the way. Ramadasa was a Devotee of Rama and a great scholar, who was deeply attracted to Vaishnavism. Ramadasa bowed down to Shri Raghunatha Bhatta and offered his obeisances. After meeting Raghunatha Bhatta, Ramadasa began to serve him with devotion, which embarrassed Raghunatha. He took the basket from the servant and carried it on his head. Raghunatha protested, "What are you doing? You are a learned man." Ramadasa replied, "Respected Bhatta, I am a low-born shudra. By serving a brahmana I can earn religious merit." Shri Raghunatha insisted, "Panditji, please, I request you to hand the basket over to the servant." But still Shri Ramadasa carried the basket. In the course of their journey they discussed various subject matters related to scriptures and at last arrived at Puri.
When they finally arrived at Nilachala, Raghunatha spoke to Lord Chaitanya about Ramadasa. But the omniscient Lord did not shower His grace upon Ramadasa immediately as He knew that within his heart Ramadasa still possessed some vanity due to his learning. Ramadasa then settled at Puri and taught the sons of Pattanayaka "Kavyaprakash."