K.S.Vishwanath (Vish) was born in India on 16th April 1955. He joined the marine insurance profession in 1981 and since then has been passionately involved in the subject. His book Insuring Cargoes-A Practical Guide to its law and practice is easily the most current book on the subject. It is solution oriented and is a truly a book for the international audience. The book is the culmination of many decades of underwriting and claims adjusting experience of the author. The book is receiving rave reviews by many experts in many markets-some of these are captured in his blog (http://marineinsurancebook.blogspot.com)and in www.witherbyinsurance.com. The book has been declared a best seller by the publishers.