Mr. IYR Krishna Rao is an officer of the Andhra Pradesh Cadre belonging to the 1979 Batch. He started his career as Sub-Collector, Vijayawada and worked as Collector and District Magistrate, Khammam and Nalgonda Districts. During his long career, he was in the Finance Department for about Six and Half years and Executive Officer, TTD and was the First Chief Secretary for the State of Andhra Pradesh after bifurcation.
Presently, he is Chairman for Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Hyderabad Kendra and is also associated with Andhra Mahila Sabha. He heads the Foundation for Social Awareness, an organization involved in social activity and the present Book is published by the same organization.
He was the chief Secretary of Andhra Pradesh when the decision to establish Amaravathi as Capital of Andhra Pradesh was taken and hence has a ringside view of the events.