Neil O’Brien, a pioneer of quizzing in India and educationalist passed away in Kolkata, West Bengal. He was 82.
He was also leader of the Anglo-Indian community and was former member of Lok Sabha. He is father of MP and TMC vice president Derek O’Brien.
About Neil O’Brien
- He was one of the first quiz masters in India and had conducted the first well-organised, formal quiz in 1967 at Christ the King Church Parish Hall in the city.
- He was the president-in-chief of All-India Anglo-Indian Association (AIAIA) and also had headed the Frank Anthony group of schools. He also was thrice nominated Anglo-Indian MLA in West Bengal assembly.
- As an educationist, he had served as the chairman of the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) from 1993 to 2011 and also as managing director of Oxford University Press, India.