Aroon Raman is a Bengaluru-based entrepreneur and author. His research and innovation company works in the area of materials science and has won critical acclaim for developing scientific talent at the grass-roots level. His debut novel, a spy thriller called The Shadow Throne, quickly became a national bestseller. The Treasure of Kafur is his second novel. His third book, SkyFire is a sequel to The Shadow Throne and was published in 2016. He divides his spare time between trekking, advising and supporting NGOs, and travel.