Chilukuri Narayana Rao is a well known Telugu writer, lexicographer, historian and scholar. He was born to Bheemasenarao and Lakshmamma in 1890 in Srikakulam district, Andhra Pradesh.
His notable works include amba, upanishattulu, musalamma, vaade, borrayyasetti, gujaraati vangmayamu. He also published Aandhra Bhaashaa Caritram in the year 1937 and a revised version of Sankaranarayana's English-Telugu Dictionary.
He received the honorary doctorate degree of ‘Kala Prapoorna' from Andhra University in the year 1947.