Shashi Tharoor

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Shashi Tharoor  was born on born 9 March 1956 in London to a Malayalifamily of Lily and Chandran Tharoor of Palakkad,Kerala. His father worked in various positions in London, Bombay, Calcutta and Delhi, including a 25-year career (culminating as group advertising manager) for The Statesman.

Tharoor’s first wife was Tilottama Mukherji,Later Tharoor married Christa Giles, After their divorce, Tharoor married Sunanda Pushkar On 17 January 2014, Sunanda, aged 50, died at The Leela Hotel in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.

He is an Indian politician and currently serving as Member of Parliament, LokSabha from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala since 2009.Tharoor is a former diplomat who also currently serves as Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs and All India Professionals Congress of the Indian National Congress.

He was previously Minister of State in the Government of India for External Affairs (2009–2010) and Human Resource Development (2012–2014). He is a member of the Indian National Congress and served as an official spokesperson for the party from January to October 2014. Until 2007, he was a career official at the United Nations, rising to the rank of Under-Secretary General for Communications and Public Information in 2001. He announced his retirement after finishing second in the 2006 selection for U.N. Secretary-General to Ban Ki-moon.

Shashi Tharoor is also the author of hundreds of columns and articles in publications such as The New York Times,The Washington Post,TIME,Newsweek,&The Times of India.He also wrote regular columns for The Indian Express,The Hindu.


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