Dinkar Kaikini was born on October 2, 1927. His first teacher was K. Nagesh Rao of the Patiala school. Kaikini’s musical personality was largely moulded by his training in Lucknow under S.N. Ratanjankar.
Kaikini is a composer of merit and employs “Dinrang” as his colophon. His published compositions are available as a collection under the book “Rag Rang.”