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Dr. Shashi Tharoor

Dr. Shashi Tharoor


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 64)
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 Late Sunanda Pushkar
Spouse's Profession N/A
No of Sons 2


Permanent address TC.15/1443(2), Kondoor Marie gold Vazhuthakkad Thiruvananthapuram- 695014
Present address 97, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi - 110 003
Contact number 09013180980,0471 2315500
Email tharoor.shashi@gmail.com

Interesting Facts

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

  • 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
    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.
  • 2009
    He was appointed Union Minister of State, External Affairs in the Manmohan Singh Administration.

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.
Net Worth23.03 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.


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