Inderjeet Kesar, born on 09 Oct. 1946 at Katra. Married to Savitri Kesar and have two children. Worked at Civil Secretariat on various positions, retired as Deputy Secretary ( KAS Officer ) on Oct. 2004. Started writing in Dogri in 1967, have been publishing a book every year since 1998. Till 2020 have published 23 books and received Sahitya Akademi Award on Novel ‘Bhagirath’ in 2018.