Yashavant Kanetkar is an Indian computer science author, known for his books on programming languages. He has authored several books on C, C++, VC++, C#, .NET, DirectX and COM programming. He is also a speaker on various technology subjects and is a regular columnist for Express Computers and Developer 2.0. Some of his most well-known books include Let Us C, Understanding Pointers In C and Test Your C Skills. His one of the most famous book Let us C covers various topics that could be easily understood with the help of examples given with each programming concept. Besides, the book also features several descriptive details about console input, C preprocessor, arrays, functions, strings and pointers. Explained in comprehensive manner, the book aims to provide more brief information to all C programming beginners as well as established programmers. He received the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award for his work in programming from Microsoft for five consecutive years. He obtained his B.E. from Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute and M.Tech from IIT Kanpur. He is the director of KICIT, a training company, and KSET.Both these companies are based in Nagpur.