Dinesh Adhikari is a prominent personality in the realm of Nepali poetry and music at the strength of the different genres and formats he has attempted and his powerful and distinctive writing style.
Born in Kathmandu on December 7, 1959, Dinesh's literary creations started being published in 1976. He is a celebrated lyricist with around 500 songs to his credit. He has written for motion pictures, independent lyrics and has produced fourteen solo music albums.
Antarka Chhitaharu (Sprinklings from Within) 1980, Dhartiko Geet (Song of the Earth) 1987, Aadim Aawaj (Early Voices) 1989, Atirikta Abhilekh (Additional Documents) 2000, and Seemanta Sapana (Borderline Dreams) 2010 are his published anthologies of poems. Apart from poems, he has written an epic Indrajatra, 1994, Bhariya ko Bhugol, 2017 and collections of lyrical poems entitled Aviram Yatra (Unending Journey) 1991, Afnai Man Afnai Aagan (My Mind – My own Courtyard) 1997, Man Ra Modeharu (The Labyrinths of the Mind) 2007 and Ma Birsu Kasori (How can I Forget ) 2018. Dinesh has written a Children's Opera (Song Drama) Jungleko Katha Jungleko Byatha (The Stories of Woes of the Jungle) 2001. In addition to the above, Dinesh also has Samvedana ke Swar 2015, a translation of his poems in Hindi and a memoir Tasveer ko Katha (Story of Picture ) 2017.
Recipient of the most prestigious national awards for literature like the Madan Puraskar and Sajha Puraskar, Dinesh Adhikari has also received the Chhinnalata Song Award for his contribution to the enrichment of Nepali music.
Dinesh Adhikari also served as the Secretary of the Government of Nepal.