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Dr. Shashi Tharoor

Dr. Shashi Tharoor

Dr. Shashi Tharoor is a politician, a former officer at the United Nation and a an author par excellence. He is a member of parliament from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Dr. Tharoor is often lauded for his eloquence, flamboyance and amazingly rich and gorgeous vocabulary. He is an scholar of history and international relation.


A former international diplomat, Shashi Tharoor is a senior Congress Leader from Kerala. Tharoor now serves as the MP of Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. He's won two consecutive elections in this region as the member of INC. He was also inducted into UPA government cabinet under Manmohan Singh's administration. Born in London in 1956, Dr. Tharoor was educated in India and the United States, completing a PhD in 1978 at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. During a prior career at the United Nations, he served as a peacekeeper, refugee worker, and administrator, serving as Under-Secretary-General during Kofi Annan's leadership of the organisation.

Personal Life

Full Name Dr. Shashi Tharoor
Date of Birth 09 Mar 1956 (Age 66)
Place of Birth London (England)
Party name Indian National Congress
Education Doctorate
Profession Diplomat Writer, International Civil Servant
Father's Name Shri Chandran Tharoor
Mother's Name Smt. Lily Tharoor
Spouse's Name Tilottama Mukherji ​(divorced),​ Christa Giles ​(divorced)​, Late Sunanda Pushkar
Children 2 Son(s)
Religion Hindu
Caste Nair


Permanent address TC.15/1443(2), Kondoor Marie gold Vazhuthakkad Thiruvananthapuram- 695014
Present address 97, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi - 110 003
Contact number 09013180980
Email tharoor.shashi@gmail.com
Website http://shashitharoor.in/
Social Handles

Education Qualification of Dr. Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor obtained his post graduate degree from St. Stephen's College, Delhi in 1975 and doctorate in International Relations rom the prestigious Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of the Tufts University.

Interesting Facts about Dr. Shashi Tharoor

Tharoor is a Columnist and Writer, for Indian and International Publications like The New York Times, The Washington Post, Guardian etc. He also served as Contributing Editor and Occasional columnist to Newsweek International. In 2006, the government of India nominated Tharoor for the post of UN Secretary-General. Tharoor finished second, behind Ban Ki-moon of South Korea.

Political Timeline of Dr. Shashi Tharoor

  • 2019
    Tharoor made a hat-trick of victory from Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha constituency as a Congress MP. He defeated BJP candidate Kummanam Rajashekharan by a margin of 99989 votes.
  • 2014
    He was re-elected from Thiruvananthapuram, defeating O. Rajagopal of the Bharatiya Janata Party by a margin of around 15,700 votes.
  • 2012
    Tharoor was reinducted into the cabinet as Union Minister of State, Human Resource Development.
  • 2010
    He was sworn in as a Member, Committee on External Affairs.
  • 2009
    He was appointed Union Minister of State, External Affairs in the Manmohan Singh Administration.
  • 2009
    Tharoor was elected to 15th Lok Sabha from Thiruvantapuram in Kerala where he defeated P. Ramachandran Nair of the Communist Party of India by a margin of 1,00000 votes.

Dr. Shashi Tharoor Early Life

  • 1989
    He was appointed a special assistant to the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs, the unit that later became the Peacekeeping Operations Department in New York.
  • 1978
    He was a staff member of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva.


Tharoor has authored 18 bestselling books, bot in the realm of fiction and non-fiction. He's an acclaimed writer who's contributed as a columnist and editor to various revered publications across the world.
He awarded by Sahitya Akademi Award for his book, An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India in 2019.
Net Worth35 CRORE

Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.

Dr. Shashi Tharoor Latest News & Updates

Shashi Tharoor extended his full support to Mallikarjun Kharge

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor recently showed his full support and cooperation to Mallikarjun Kharge.
As Kharge today took oath as the new president of the Indian National Congress, after defeating Tharoor in elections.
Mr. Tharoor also wrote via Twitter, 'Warmest congratulations to Shri Mallikarjun @kharge ji on his official assumption of the duties of
@INCIndia president, and best wishes for his success. *LIVE* I am at AICC Headquarters, 24 Akbar Road, New Delhi.'

Oct 26, 2022
Here's how Shashi Tharoor reacted after losing the Presidential Elections

Senior INC politician Shashi Tharoor got defeated the Congress Presidential Elections by Mallikarjun Kharge today.
Post announcement, Mr. Tharoor congratulated to the new Congress chief via his verified Twitter handle.
As he wrote, 'It is a great honour & a huge responsibility to be President of @INCIndia &I wish @Kharge ji all success in that task.'
Tharoor ji further added,'It was a privilege to have received the support of over a thousand colleagues,
& to carry the hopes& aspirations of so many well-wishers of Congress across India.'

Oct 19, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs on Dr. Shashi Tharoor)

Who was the first wife of Shashi Tharoor

Tilottama Mukherji was the first wife of Dr. Shashi Tharoor.

How many times did Shashi Tharoor get married?

Shashi Tharoor got married for 3 times. First with Tilottama Mukherji, married in 1981 and divorced in in 2006.​ Second with Christa Giles, married in 2007; divorced in 2010 The last one with Sunanda Pushkar, married in 2010, and lost her in 2014.

How many books Shashi Tharoor has written so far?

Dr. Shashi Tharoor has written 23 books so far which includes fiction and non-fiction both.

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