Neil O’Brien passes away

By: | Published: June 24, 2016 6:01 PM

Neil O'Brien was the chairman of the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations and managing director of Oxford University Press, India.

‘Saddest tweet I’ve ever written. Dad Neil O’Brien gone.’ Derek O’Brien said in a tweet. (IE)

Neil O’Brien, a pioneer of quizzing in India and leader of the Anglo-Indian community, passed away here today, his son and TMC MP Derek O’Brien said.

He was 82. Brien is survived by his wife Joyce and three sons, Derek, Andy and Barry.

“Saddest tweet I’ve ever written. Dad Neil O’Brien gone. Passed at home Kolkata, quiz pioneer, ex ICSE chief, AI community icon, educationist,” Derek O’Brien said in a tweet.

A former member of Lok Sabha, Neil O’Brien was also a three-time nominated Anglo-Indian MLA in West Bengal and an educationist.

He was the chairman of the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) and managing director of Oxford University Press, India.

As a leader of the Anglo-Indian community, he was the president-in-chief of All-India Anglo-Indian Association and headed the Frank Anthony group of schools.

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