B.R. Lakshmana Rao is a prominent Kannada humor writer and poet. He is considered to be an important part in the Kannada literary world. One of his highly acclaimed poems is the Gopi Mattu Gandalina which was published in 1971. His writings usually have a jovial and humoristic touch to them. However, he feels that if humor does not address a political or social concern, it is not humor but a frivolous joke. Presently, he is running a studio and gives tutorials in Chintamani.