Dr Shyam Sunder Deepti is a public health expert and a professor at Government Medical College Amritsar. Besides being a specialist in community medicine, his educational background is pretty diverse with Applied Psychology & sociology under his belt. The author has written more than a dozen textbooks on Lifestyle diseases and other social issues. He is a regular columnist in major Punjabi newspapers and actively writes on issues affecting the society and is a well-known his poetry and short stories (laghukatha) in Punjabi and Hindi. Besides that, he's very active socially among the youth. He is working with them and conducts workshops on health, drug abuse, personality development and parenting.