P Varavara Rao is a communist, activist, naxalite sympathiser, renowned poet, journalist, literary critic, and public speaker from Telangana, India. He has been writing poetry for the last four decades.
On 26 December 2015, reacting to Nagpur court's decision to cancel bail of former Delhi Professor GN Sai Baba, Varavara Rao said it was an atrocious decision. He demanded the immediate release of Sai Baba and withdrawal of the contempt of court notice served against social activist Arundhati Roy. Varavara Rao accused the government of sabotaging the lives of common man by colluding with industrialists who are exploiting the people and natural resources.