Mark Tully (Jury Chair) was born in Calcutta, did his schooling in Darjeeling and completed his masters in History and Theology from Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He served in the Ist Royal Dragoons for two years and then moved on to become the Regional Director of the Abbeyfield Society. In 1964 he joined the BBC, an association that spanned four decades. He was BBC’s Delhi correspondent from 1972 to 1994, a period during which he wrote and commented extensively on a wide range of issues pertaining to India and the South Asian region. He is based in New Delhi as a freelance journalist and writer. He has written several books including The Lives of Jesus, No Full Stops in India, India’s Unending Journey and latest Non-Stop India. Mark was knighted in 2002 and was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2005.