Rao hails from Amravati district, Maharashtra and has written  24 books. His intellectual work have been recognised by  former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and former President Pratibha Patil. He was even facilitated at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Rao passed secondary classes in Marathi language from Nagpur Board, Maharashtra, senior secondary classes from CBSE, New Delhi and graduated from Delhi University. Currently he pursuing MA (Hindi - 2nd Year) from IGNOU.

As per his Facebook description, Laxman Rao says that an incident of in the village inspired him to become an author.

"Ramdas was of my village and we studied in same school, but he was my senior. He was a characterless student in the school. A teacher of the school completely changed him and he became favourite student of all the teachers. One day when he was returning after attending a wedding, his urge to take a bath in a river made him to jump in the river and he never came back. That was not a suicide case, but this incident inspired me to become a writer," Rao narrates.

However, the path to this achievement was not so easy as the publishers had first denied publishing his books. But this setback could not dampen the strong conviction for Rao to become a professional author.

In the bid, he managed to open a tea stall in 1970s and started saving small sum of money to fulfil his dream. After years of hard work, Rao finally floated his own publication named  ‘BHARTIYA SAHITYA KALA PRAKASHAN’ and published his first novel ‘NAYI DUNIYA KI NAYI KAHANI’ in 1979.  

'Ramdas' is the one the most selling books wrote by Rao and it was also highly appreciated by book enthusiasts. Published in 1992, thousands of its copies have been sold so far. The 'living inspiration' for many still runs his tea stall besides his book store. The 63-year old Rao is a tech-savvy as he connects with young generation on the social media and also sells his books online.

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