S.M. Khan is a senior civil servant, now retired. He has served as Director (Information) in the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation). As CBI’s Chief Spokesperson, he was a popular face on national and international media. He was also Press Secretary to the Hon’ble President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, when he was Chief Spokesperson for the President of India and the President’s House. He has also been Director General, Press Information Bureau, Director General, Directorate of Film Festivals, and Director General, Doordarshan News. He has recently authored a book titled The People’s President – APJ Abdul Kalam which was published by Bloomsbury in 2017.