Presently living at Kolkata, Ratikanta Singh was born in Tickerpoda, a village close to Baripada (District Headquarter of Mayurbhanj District of Odisha) in a tribal family. His education started from a village school and went on to Ashram School (Boarding School) run by Tribal and Rural Welfare Department (T&RW Dept.) of Odisha Government. Later, he went for further study at Sainik School, Bhubaneshwar. Ratikanta Singh holds a Master's Degree in Sociology from JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University). He started his service career as a Direct Recruit Officer in the Life Insurance Corporation of India in 1984 and is presently in a senior position with the same Organization. Always fond of literature, he writes poems in Hindi, English and Odia. His Odia poems were broadcasted through All India Radio, Sambalpur, Odisha. Two of his motivational songs have been uploaded in YouTube. He used to write articles of interest in Newspapers and was for some time a dedicated blogger on the internet. This is his second book, first book in poetry.