Biographical Sketch
Member of Parliament
Father's Name : Late Shri Amos Peter O'Brien Date of Birth : 10 May 1934 Place of Birth : Calcutta (West Bengal) Marital Status : Married on 23 May 1959 Spouse's Name : Smt. Joyce O'Brien Children : Three sons Educational Qualifications :
M.A. Educated at Calcutta University, Calcutta Profession :
Publisher and Educationist Permanent Address :
7/2Y, Jamir Lane, Calcutta-700019 Tel. (033) 4404126 Fax. 4405844 Positions Held :
1977-91 Member, West Bengal Legislative Assembly 1987-91 Member, Library Committee, West Bengal Legislative Assembly 1996 Elected to Lok Sabha (Eleventh) Books Published :
"Find out" (Vols. I to IV) Bengali Encyclopeadia-cum-Quiz, "1500 General Quiz Book", "1500 Literature Quiz Book", "Quizical" (a Calcutta quiz book)
Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments :
Chairman (i) Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination; and (ii) Inter State Board of Anglo-Indian Education; columnist in English/language newspapers viz. "Asian Age" and "The Statesman"
Social and Cultural Activities :
Member, Governing body of several leading schools including Bishop Cotton (Shimla), La Martimer, (Calcutta and Lucknow); participated in quiz competitions on all India basis; received several awards including National Literacy Employees Award for service to the youth
Special Interests :
Anglo-Indian history, collecting interesting Trivia information, social work, and travelling places of historical, cultural and tourist interest
Favourite Pastime and Recreation :
Quizzing, reading and writing Countries Visited :
Widely travelled (25 Countries)