Born in remote Bhojpur district of Eastern Nepal, Shailendra Sakar was educated at Tribhuwan University and has published over a dozen books of poetry and short stories. He launched several literary movements like Movement of Discarded Communities and Boot Polish Movement to oppose the cruel formalities of Panchayat Regime. After the 1990 Democratic Revolution, he brought out his famous book, Sarpaharu Geet Sundainen (Serpents do not Listen to Songs). The book was published by Nirala, New Delhi. He also launched with Yuyutsu Sharma, Kathya Kayakalpa (Content Metamorphosis), a literary movement to transform concept of content in the contemporary Nepali poetry. He lived in Kathmandu.