The Foundation is indeed fortunate to have in Mr. Salman Khurshid a guide and a mentor. His vast experience in education, both inside government and in the voluntary sector is a valuable asset in our unique endeavour. As the Head Boy of Delhi Public School, Mathura Road and top alumnus of the school, he remains an icon for succeeding generations of Dipsites. His fifteen years as President, Delhi Public School Society, saw exponential growth of schools making the Society a landmark in school education.
Mr Khurshid distinguished himself at St Stephen’s College, Delhi University (BA Hons) and St Edmund Hall, Oxford (MA, BCL Juris) before teaching Jurisprudence at Trinity College, Oxford. Upon return to India he worked as OSD to Prime Minister Indira Gandhi before joining the Bar at the Supreme Court of India where he is at present a Senior Counsel. His association with Oxford continues as Honorary Fellow of St Edmund Hall.
Grandson of India’s Third President, Dr Zakir Husain and son of late Governor of Goa and Karnataka, Mr Khurshid Alam Khan, Salman Khurshid has been Minister of Corporate Affairs, Minority Affairs, Water Resources, Law & Justice, and External Affairs. He has several books to his credit including the play, ‘The Sons of Babar’.