Biswakesh taught Political Science in a college in Assam. In 1954 he joined the Indian Police Service and served in two Police Services and two Para-Military Forces. He dealt with Naga Insurgency in its peak period (1960-63), Telengana violence in Andhra Pradesh, Nav Nirman agitation in Gujarat, Punjabi Suba agitation in Punjab, Naxalite terrorism in Kolkata, all during 1969-71, and Khalistani agitation in 1983-84. He took part in the Blue Star Operation in Punjab in 1984. During his career he faced the bullets of Naga and Khalistani terrorists and carried a price of rupees ten thousand on his head while operating against the Naxalites in Kolkata (1969-70).
He has authored six books in Odia, six collections of short poems and one long sequence poem on Konarka, the famous Sun Temple, in English besides a book on Terrorism and Insurgeney in India. His two books in Odia have been translated to English titled Tales from Ramayana and Mahabharata and My Life and Times in IPS.