Mark Tully`s wife denies e-mail

The wife of noted British journalist Sir Mark Tully described as "bogus" an e-mail circulating in the cyber space in his name on Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

New Delhi: The wife of noted British journalist Sir Mark Tully on Thursday described as "bogus" an e-mail circulating in the cyber space in his name on Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

"It is a bogus e-mail that has gone viral on the net. It purports to be by Mark but he did not write it nor does it represent his views," Tully`s wife Gillian Wright said in a communication to the media.

She was referring to an e-mail circulating on the Internet by the title "Sonia-A Blot on the Nation: By Mark Tully" containing derogatory references to the Congress president.

Wright said the e-mail was now being circulated to such an extent that Tully wants to put the truth out as widely as possible.

Tully, a Briton born in India, was the Chief of Bureau of BBC in India for over 20 years and resigned from the organisation in 1994. Since then he has been a freelancer and made Delhi his home.