|Alma mater||Guwahati University|
|Awards||Padma Shri, 2022|
Dhaneswar Engti (born 1 November 1955) is a poet-author from the Indian State of Assam promoting the use of the endangered Karbi language spoken by the Karbi (also known as Mikir or Arleng) people of Northeastern India. Engti has authored 19 books and written around 100 songs in the Karbi language. He has also served as the Joint Secretary of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council. In the year 2022, Govt. of India conferred on him the Padma Shri award for his work towards the preservation and advancement of indigenous languages.
Dhaneswar Engti started his education at Merrok Govt M.E. School, Dengaon and passed his HSLC examination in 1972. He secured B A degree in English Language and Literature in 1978 from Govt College, Diphu and MA degree in English in 1981 from Gauhati University. He served the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council as Joint Secretary and retired from service in 2017.
Dhaneswar Engti started writing while he was a school student. Initially he wrote in Karbi language for publishing in the school magazines and in Karbi monthly magazines published from Dengaon and Diphu. Later he started writing in the Assamese language when he joined Govt Aided High School, Dengaon. He also started writing songs in Karbi language for presentation in public meetings and cultural functions. Altogether, Engti has authored 19 books and written around 100 songs in the Karbi language.