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12 June 1988 |
|Origin||Himachal Pradesh, India|
|Genres||Desi Hip Hop, Hindi, Pahari, R&B|
|Occupation(s)||Rapper, Singer, Song Writer, Journalist, Social Activist|
|Harmonica, Flute, Synthesizer|
Aadarsh Rathore (Adarsh Rathore) in Hindi आदर्श राठौर, (born 12 June 1988) is an Indian journalist, musician and folk singer of Himachal Pradesh, most known for his rap song, Dhikkar Hai about the corruption in 2010 Commonwealth Games, New Delhi. He became popular in social networking sites after it was uploaded online.
Born in Joginder Nagar, Himachal Pradesh, he works as online journalist with The Times Group. Earlier he was working in a news channel. He had initiated a campaign against the rampant corruption in CWG New Delhi. His song for the campaign  was a big hit among the internet users worldwide. He bears the title to be the first rapper in Himachali Dialect. He was appreciated for his Himachal Version of Kolaveri Di.
- Ase Himachali (2009)
- Aaija Ghara Jo (2009)
- Dhikkar Hai (2010)
- Shareef Mahnu (2011)
- "A musical rap for CWG". MiD DAY. 2010-09-28.
- http://www.divyahimachal.com/himachal-articles/peoples-opinion/सवाल-देश-के-भविष्य-का-है/[permanent dead link]
- "Delhi debacle inspires rap song". Herald Sun. 28 September 2010.
- "Delhi debacle inspires rap song". The Australian. 28 September 2010.h
- "Himachali Version of Kolavari Di by Aadarsh Rathore". The News Himachal. 2011-12-15. Retrieved 2013-10-05.
- http://www.divyahimachal.com/life-style/आ-गया-हिमाचली-कोलावरी-डी/[permanent dead link]