Suraj Prasad

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Suraj Prasad
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Born31 October 1976
Other namesClark Prasad
Writing career
  • Science Fiction
  • Thriller
  • Espionage

Suraj Prasad (born 31 October 1976), also known as Clark Prasad is an Indian author,[1] healthcare professional, and business executive.[2] Currently, he serves as the CoE Lead for a leading global IT and healthcare service company based in Bengaluru, India.[3][4]

Prasad gained mainstream popularity with the release of his first fiction novel Baramulla Bomber, which is a part of the Techno-Mythology Thriller - The Svastik trilogy. He was named as one of India's top 5 authors in the thriller (genre),[5] for this literary masterpiece.[6]

Early life and education

Prasad was born in Lagos, Nigeria, and spent his early childhood there before moving to Delhi, India. His parents were doctors in the Indian Army. He aspired to be an archeologist or an astronaut as a child, but he ended up studying pharmacy. He holds a bachelor's degree in pharmacy from Nitte University's N.G.S.M. Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Prasad subsequently went on to IIM Kozhikode to pursue his postgraduate degree in management (MBA) (IIM-K).


Prasad began his career in 1999 as a field officer for Cadila Pharmaceuticals. For a year he handled sales operations in West Delhi, and then joined Wockhardt as a management trainee. Prasad during his tenure of over three years with this multinational firm assumed the roles of a County Manager and Assistant Manager.[7] [8]

In 2007, Prasad joined Deloitte as a Senior Consultant, where he worked for almost two years.[9] He then became a Senior Manager of Strategy at Nectar LifeSciences and also a president of the Alumni Executive Community of IIM Kozhikode.[10][11]

In 2010, Prasad assumed the role of a Senior Project Manager for PharmARC.[12] During his tenure of over two years, Prasad handled both on-site and off-site interactions with clients from the United States, Europe, and Emerging Markets.[13] Prasad became part of the global IT and healthcare service when the company acquired PharmARC. He is currently working here, leading a team, and engaged with projects in the management consulting space.[14]

Books and publication

Suraj Prasad began writing in 2009 and published his debut novel in 2012. His debut fiction novel, Baramulla Bomber,[15] was republished by Niyogi Books in 2013 and premiered in Bangalore by Javagal Srinath.[16]

  • 2012-13: Baramulla Bomber, published by Niyogi Books[17]
  • 2019: Short Story: Mirror-Rorrim in The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction by Hachette India
  • 2021: Mission Shengzhan, published by Bloomsbury[18][19]

Thought Leadership White Paper

  • Integrated Desk Research: Combining Art and Science to Drive Business Strategy
  • Differentiate and Win in The African Pharma Market: Understanding the Latent Potential
  • COVID-19 Long Haulers and the Implications for Pharma
  • Assessing the Global Burden of Post Covid-19 Conditions[20]
  • Transformation of Patient Journey in the Digital Age

Personal life

Prasad is passionate about traveling and hiking and also likes to get involved in alumni-related activities. He is fluent in English and Hindi.

In the media



  1. "Clark PrasadGoodreads". goodreads. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  2. BANERJI, RAHUL (28 Jun 2017). "SF seeks to come of age in India". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  3. Rajaram, Sowmya (14 April 2019). "once-upon-a-time-in-the-future". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  4. "The link between today and tomorrow". Bangalore Mirror. 24 March 2019. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  5. "Top 5 Indian Thriller Authors". DESIblitz. 18 March 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  6. Kedia, Riddhima (4 September 2021). "Kalaidoscope: Advaita Kala In Conversation With Tuhin Sinha And Clark Prasad". indiaaheadnews. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  7. Khan, Sami Ahmad (8 Jun 2016). "Sami Ahmad Khan: A Maoist Caliphate Near India's Borders? Science, Fiction and Geopolitics in 'Baramulla Bomber'". Mithila Review. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  8. K. Wolfe, Gary (3 August 2019). "Gary K. Wolfe Reviews The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction, Edited by Tarun K. Saint". locusmag. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  9. RAJENDRAN, NUVENA (18 Mar 2019). "Writer by chance!". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  10. Samrat, Ujjwal (29 June 2021). "Mission Shenzhan - India Fights The Dragon': New Book Asks Whether It Was All Planned Out". Republic World. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  11. Rajaram, Sowmya (19 June 2019). "Indian science fiction that is not rehashed mythology". abookunopened. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  12. Basu, Babita (10 February 2013). "Baramulla Bomber – what Amazon did to Indian English writing". Times of India. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  13. Samrat, Ujjwal (29 June 2021). "Mission Shenzhan - India Fights The Dragon': New Book Asks Whether It Was All Planned Out". Republic World. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  14. Kedia, Riddhima (26 July 2021). "Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  15. "Baramulla Bomber Clark Prasad Book Review". bookGeeks. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  16. "Clark-Prasad Books". Amazon. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  17. Kaur, Manpreet (1 February 2014). "Book Review Baramulla Bomber". Finixpost. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  18. Swaroop, Ananya. "Eight Books of 2021 Recommended By Notable Authors To Fill Up Your Literary Diet". mansworldindia. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  19. Sinha, Tuhin (15 July 2021). ""Mission Shengzhan": This geopolitical espionage thriller is set against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic". The Dispatch. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  20. Raza, Maroof (24 May 2021). "Why the COVID-19 virus was unleashed by China". timesnownews. Retrieved 17 February 2022.

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