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 was a fine composer and employed “Dinrang” as his colophon. His published compositions are available as a collection under the book “Rag Rang.”