Rao Manzar Hayat was born in Faisalabad, Punjab in 1959. He attended Divisional Public School, Faisalabad and then went to Cadet College Hasanabdal. After getting admission in King Edward Medical College Lahore, he got MBBS degree in 1984. Later on, he earned the master’s degree in Political Science privately. With the passion of serving the country he joined District Management Group in 1984 through Central Superior Services. He held the position of Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, Commissioner & Secretary in various government departments.
Rao wrote his 1st column named “Gulam Gardish” in Express newspaper in 2011.He continued to write columns for express since last 10 years. Rao has been an active analyst’s speaker for various renowned channels.