Dilip Mohapatra, a decorated Navy Veteran started writing poems since the seventies. Post His premature retirement from Indian Navy in the rank of a Commodore, he held senior leadership positions in the Tata and Suzlon groups of companies. Currently he is the Chief Mentor and Strategic Advisor to KIIT University, Bhubaneswar.
His latest poems have been featured in many literary journals of repute in India and abroad, like New English Review, Indian Review, Chiaroscuro Magazine, Helix Magazine, BlazeVox , Muse India, Statesman Festival issue, Kavya Bharati, etc. Some of his poems are included in the World Poetry Yearbooks, 2013 and 2014. He has two poetry collections to his credit, titled ‘A Pinch of Sun & other poems’ and ‘ Different Shades’ published by the Authorspress India, New Delhi. He is currently working on his third project: a fiction. He lives in Pune with his wife, Tara.