Sandeep M. Bhatnagar is the son of Late Meem Meem Rajinder, a celebrated Urdu fiction writer. He joined the IRS (Customs & Central Excise) in 1984 and is associated with numerous key reforms in the realm of indirect taxes—Customs, Central Excise & GST. Sandeep superannuated in August 2021 from the post of Member, Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs, Government of India. He is an awardee of the Presidential Award for specially meritorious service.
Offspring is based on Sandeep’s personal experience and close interaction with immigrants when he was working in the Consulate General of India at New York. Sandeep resides in Delhi with his wife, Shalini. He has two children, Sanchit and Ashima.