The author, Suraj Kothiyal, hails from Dehradun with his family roots belonging to the Himalya region. His grandfather, who came to Dehradun from his home in Himalyas at an age of 13, serves as an inspiration for his debut novel, The lost devtas. His grandfather studied in darbaar and later on joined the Indian army. His parents are teacher in government schools while brother works in a software firm in Gurgaon. He has done his schooling from Dehradun. He has done his mechanical engineering and his MBA in marketing from Maharashtra.