Narad Rai did his Master of Arts (MA) from Sri M. M. Town Post Graduate College, Ballia. After M.A. he completed Ph.D. from Gorakhpur University. He was known as a Firebrand in student politics. He was president of Student Union in 1979. After graduation, he became active in socialist politics.
He came under the spell of *Sri Janeshwar Mishra(*From 1969 He became 4 times Lok Sabha Member; in 1994 & 2000 Elected to Rajya Sabha; May 2002 onwards Member, Committee on Subordinate Legislation; He became many times minister in Central Government*). Narad Rai was called a "Vikash Purush" by Ballia People. Narad Rai elected as MLA from Ballia Assembly seat in 2002 election. And he became Urban Development State Minister in Uttar Pradesh Government in the period since 03-10-2003 to 13-05-2007.