Mr. Madan Prasad Bezbaruah is a Master degree holder in Economics from Delhi School of Economics and Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Harvard University, USA. His illustrious career is adorned with significant assignments in Assam, Meghalaya, the North Eastern Council and he also held positions of repute under Government of India and several International Institutions. The World Tourism Organization appointed him as Honorary Permanent Representative in recognition of the valuable contribution made to the development of tourism. He has authored the report on Indian Outbound Tourism for UN-WTO and was National Consultant of ADB’s SASEC Tourism Development Project, phase I and II, and UN-WTO’s project on Development of Coastal Tourism in West Bengal and Odisha.

Mr. Bezbaruah has written three books- Indian Tourism: Beyond the Millennium, The Guest is God-Reflections on Tourism and Frontiers of New Tourism. He was also the Chief Editor of five volume encyclopedia – “Fairs and Festivals of India”.