Aroup Chatterjee was born and brought up in Calcutta, India in a non-religious family. Atheism was the default position in his household but he was not a campaigning atheist.
He came to the UK in 1985 and was aghast to realize the total and utter falsehood that went on around Mother Teresa’s supposed charitable works and how it linked negatively to his home city. He decided to address it through a film on Channel 4 in 1994. It was he who brought Hitchens to the topic (and not the other way round). He has been campaigning on this issue for three decades. He is also deeply committed for people all around the world to have a choice to be free from religion/s.
He is almost 62 and works as a doctor mainly in UK. He divides his time between the UK, India and Australia. He is married to an Irish psychiatrist and they have 3 children. He is the author of Mother Teresa the Untold Story.