Derek OBrien is an Indian politician and quiz master who is famous for conducting school level quiz competitions throughout the world. Derek OBrien during a quiz show.Derek OBrien faced sexual molestation when he boarded a crowded bus on his way back home after his tennis practice at the age of 13. NDTV.When Brien was not able to perform well in the eighth standard due to mid-year school change as a result of his fathers transfer from Delhi to Kolkata, her mother celebrated with family over lunch to motivate him and keep his spirits high.Derek OBriens grandfather, Amos OBrien, was the first person from his community to serve as the head of the English department at Banaras Hindu University.Brien learned about quiz hosting and conducting from his father, Neil OBrien, who hosted Indias first well organised quiz in 1967 at Kolkata. Derek OBriens father, Neil OBrien, conducting a quiz competition.OBrien earned the Indian Television Academy Award for Best Host three times in a row from 2003 to 2005.He organised quizzes in many countries during his career as a quiz master such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Srilanka, Singapore, Bangladesh, Oman, and the United States. Derek OBrien at Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) 2017.After a successful career as a quiz master, OBrien joined the Trinamool Congress in 2004, which was out of power back then. Derek OBrien with Mamata Banerjee.Despite the fact that Derek OBrien is a well-known leader of the Trinamool Congress, his brother Barry OBrien is now associated with the BJP. Derek OBriens brother in a BJP press conference.Derek OBrien is also a very fine writer, his novel Inside Parliament is one of the best selling novels. Derek OBriens book Inside Parliament.