Chalasani Prasad was born in a communist family at Bhatlapenumarru in Krishna district and lived all through his life as a Marxist. He was detained during the Emergency and was arrested several times later due to his Marxist ideology and pronouncements and because ‘Virasam’ is considered as a front organisation of the CPI(Maoist).
Prasad retired as a lecturer of Politics at Mrs. A.V.N. College in Visakhapatnam. As a teacher, he had endeared himself to the students and was also keen to improve their personality. He was very close to Sri Sri, Raavi Sastry, Ranganayakamma and several others.
A voracious reader, Chalasani Prasad's house at HB colony is packed with thousands of books, many of them are rare. He could discuss in depth on many issues and would appreciate a good piece of writing, whatever might be the stature of the writer, and at the same time would not spare even a well-established writer if he made a mistake or wrote something that is against the interest of the society. He might be a Leftist, but he would not miss a literary meeting on Viswanadha Satyanarayana, because he appreciated his writings.