Nilotpal Mrinal is an author, poet and social activist. He is also the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2016 winner for his debut novel, Dark Horse – Ek Ankahi Dasta. Born in 1984 in Santhal Paragana, a remote area of Jharkhand, Nilotpal Mrinal has already established himself among readers and literary intellectuals with his first novel. A graduate of
St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi, Nilotpal has been involved with political and social activities for several years. Along with playing a special role in student movements, Mrinal has already reached TV platforms in the field of folk music. These days, he’s started trying his luck at poet-concerts as well.