PV Narasimha RaoP.V. Narasimha Rao had "humble social origins". He was born in 28 June 1921 at Lakkampally village near Narsampet in Warangal District to a Telugu Karanam family. At the age of 3 years he was adopted and brought up to Vangara village in the present-day Karimnagar district of Andhra Pradesh (then part of Hyderabad State). is father P. Ranga Rao and mother Rukminiamma hailed from agrarian families. Narasimha Rao was popularly known as PV. He studied Bachelor's in the Arts college at the Osmania University and later on went to Fergusson College now under University of Pune where he completed a Master's degree in law His mother tongue was Telugu and had an excellent command of Marathi. In addition to eight Indian languages (Telugu, Hindi, Urdu, Oriya, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil), he spoke English, French, Arabic, Spanish, German, Greek, Latin and Persian. Along with his distant cousin Pamulaparthi Sadasiva Rao, Ch. Raja Narendra and Devulapalli Damodar Rao, PV edited a Telugu weekly magazine called Kakatiya Patrika in the 1940s. PV and Sadasiva Rao used to contribute articles under the pen-name Jaya-Vijaya.
Three Sons: P.V.Ranga Rao, P.V.Rajeshwar Rao,P.V.Prabhakar Rao.
Five Daughters: Sharada Venkata Kishan Rao,Saraswathi Sarath, Vani Dayakar Rao.Jaya Nandan,Vijaya Prasad.
Daughter In-Law : Radhika Rajeshwar Rao,Dr.Uma Prahakar Rao.
His eldest son P.V. Rangarao was an education minister in Kotla Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy cabinet and MLA from Hanamakonda Assembly Constituency, in Warangal District for two terms. His second son P.V. Rajeswara Rao was a Member of Parliament of the 11th Lok Sabha (15 May 1996 – 4 December 1997) from Secunderabad Lok Sabha constituency.