Tushar Dhawal was born in a village in the state of Bihar and brought up in an industrial city called Bokaro Steel City. After completing school, he joined Hindu College in Delhi University and graduated in Sociology. Thereafter, Dhawal did his Masters in Sociology from Delhi School of Economics. During this period, he took the Indian Civil Services and qualified with high ranks and was offered a position in the Indian Police Service. He opted for the Indian Revenue Service and presently works as Commissioner of Income Tax at Kolkata. Ever since he was a small child, he had taken a fancy for painting and later on, for writing poems. Dhawal has published more than 200 poems and two of his anthologies have been published.He is considered to be an important voice in contemporary Hindi poetry. Tushar Dhawal’s name means ‘as immaculate as dew or snow’.