K.P. Shashidharan, is an alumnus from the London School of Economics, member of the Indian Audit & Accounts Service, a premier higher civil service in the country (India) . He is currently working as Director General in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. He is well-known in the audit fraternity; has addressed academic, professional, industry and business forums on corporate governance, environmental sustainability, Triple Bottom Line reporting, International Financial Reporting Standards, internal audit, information system audit and fraud examination.
The author is a prolific writer in prose and poetry, has published more than hundred 'Middles' – literary, humorous, satirical pieces on the editorial pages and on various themes in leading Indian national English newspapers viz. Hindustan Times, Indian Express, The Pioneer, Times of India and The Hindu.
He has travelled extensively in India and abroad and is a man of various talents and passions. The author has never known a time when he wasn't reading or making up stories or poems. The pulling out of a pencil and a notebook and writing a poem or a story has always been a habit since his school days. It was this passion that led to the birth of this beautify baby, his first book Whispering Mind.