Hrusikesh Mallick was born on 5th March 1955 in Banitia in Bhadrak District of Odisha. His childhood was mostly spent in his village. He was very much engrossed in Bhagabata Parayana, Debates and Discussions in his village. He was very fond of listening to bhajans of Bhima Bhoi. This involvement nurtured and instigated the hidden poet within him to explore. His poetic expertise was evident when he penned down poems and stories in his school days. His first poem was published in Dharitri’s Chua Bahala section. He has 10 anthologies of Poems and 20 books to his credit. Post his retirement, he got associated with the daily odia news paper “Dharitri” as Editor of Feature & Literature section.