Born on October 15, 1998 in Saunamara village of Sundergarh district, Odisha. He stands at 172 cm. Dipsan Tirkey plays as a defender for the team.
Dipsan hails from a farming background with a family of humble means. Saunamara village has had an illustrious history of yielding gems to Indian hockey team. Besides a legend of Indian Hockey Dilip Tirkey who is India’s highest capped player representing the country in 412 matches, Dipsan Tirkey, Amit Rohidas and Birendra Lakra are also residents of Saunamara village.
Dipsan was driven towards the game by his elder brother who was also a hockey player. The sport soon became his passion in which this prodigious talent made his mark fairly early in his career. The zest for the game saw him playing with borrowed sticks, even playing at times, on the road.
Dipsan Tirkey received formal coaching in the game at Panposh Sports Hostel, Rourkela, run by the sports ministry of the state of Odisha.
All of 16 years Dipsan Tirkey debuted for the India junior team at the 2014 Sultan of Johor Cup
He was the youngest member of the team besides also being appointed vice captain of the Junior World Cup team in 2016 that won the title, hosted in Lucknow, India .
He was the captain of the Indian junior team for EurAsia Cup in Yekatarinberg in Russia and England tour in July 2016.
Dipsan first debuted for the senior team on its tour of Belgium and Netherlands in August 2017
He was part of the team that won the bronze medal at Men’s Hockey World League in India and also a member of the team that clinched the Men’s Asia Cup title at Dhaka in 2017.
He received the Ekalabaya Award, 2017. The award which was instituted in 1993, by Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT), the social wing of IMFA( Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys Ltd), celebrated 25 years of the institution of award and the recipient Dipsan was felicitated with a citation and cash prize of Rs five Lakhs
Besides he was also made the skipper for the India U-23 men’s hockey team for a six-nation tournament in Antwerp, Belgium from July 14-21, 2018 where the team won the bronze medal
Surprisingly Dipsan was omitted from the senior team for the Commonwealth Games, the Asian Games and the World Cup, all played in 2018.
Dipsan participated in the 2019 Khelo India Youth Games while representing Orissa where he scored a goal in the final against Haryana that was decided on penalties. He was among the Orissa players who successfully converted their penalty chance as their team lifted the title.