Poet Rakshak Nayak was born on 18th August 1963 in Paikasahi, Sorava, Nayahat in Puri. He is a post graduate in Economics. He cleared Odisha Public Service Commission examination (OPSC) in Odisha Information Service and is presently posted as Public Relations Officer to Hon’ble Governor of Odisha.
His poems are published in Odisha Sahitya Akademi – Urdhwa Udaana (2000), Brahmashilaa (2003) in Shreeparna, Puri, Asaranti Antakshari (2011) in Srujan, Bhubaneswar, Anwesha Aharnisha (2015) in Srujan, Bhubaneswar, Argala Anargala (2017), Srujan, Bhubaneswar, Sheshaheena Santarana (2019), PenIn Bhubaneswar, Amrita Andhaara (2019), Srujan, Bhubaneswar and many more.
State Youth Award for Poetry (1997), Govt. of Odisha
Odisha Sahitya Academy Award (2013) for Asaranti Antakshari
Awarded / felicitated by various organisations.