Dr. Shashi Tharoor

Dr. Shashi Tharoor

Introduction :

Dr. Shashi Tharoor is 68 years old Loksabha MP, elected from of state as a member of Party. Dr. Shashi Tharoor was born to Shri Chandran Tharoor & Smt. Lily Tharoor and is married to Smt. Sunanda P. Tharoor. He/She has 2 son(s)

Background information of Dr. Shashi Tharoor:

Shashi Tharoor was a top official in United Nations secratariat, and was backed by India when he contested for the post of the UN Secretary General. Known Indian literary figure in English. Joined INC during last Lok Sabha polls.

He is currently serving as Minister of State for Human Resource Development.

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Under-Secretary-General, Communications and Public Information, U.N., 2001-2007
Executive Assistant, Secretary General, U.N.,1997-2000
Special Asst.,USA/UN for peacekeeping, 1989-1996
Deputy Chief, Secretariat, UNCHR, 1985-89
Head, Singapore Office, UNHCR, 1981-84
and Public Information Officer, UNHCR, 1978-81
served (i)Board of Overseers, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the board of trustees of the Aspen Institute
(ii) Advisory Boards of the Indo-American Arts Council, the American India Foundation, the World Policy Journal, the Virtue foundation and the human rights organization `Breakthrough`
appointed an International Adviser to the International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva, 2008-11
Fellow, New York Institute of the Humanities and the Patron of the Dubai Modern School
Awards (i) the Pride of India Award, the Zakir Husain Memorial Foundation, Nagpur
and (ii)The Hakim Khan Sur Award for National Integration, presented by Maharana of Udaipur
Member, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum
Party Name
Assets ( In Rupees) More than 23 Crore(s)
Profession ,,
Education Post Graduate
Permanent Address Apt. Gj, Condor Marigold,Bhakthy Vilasam RD.Vazhuthacaud, ,Thirvananthapuram - 695 014,Kerala
Delhi Address 97, Lodhi Estate,New Delhi - 110 003
Mobile 09013180980,09995633633,
Phone 011-24644035,011-24644383,0471 2315500
Fax 011-24654158,0471-2324666
Email address
2009 Elected to 15th Lok Sabha
23 May 2009 - 18 Apr. 2010 Union Minister of State, External Affairs
30 Apr. 2010 Member, Committee on External Affairs
4 May 2010 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Defence
Non Fictions (i) Shadows Across The Playing Field: 60 Years Of India-Pakistan Cricket(2009) with Shaharyar Khan
(ii) India: From Midnight to the Millennium(1997)
(iii) Reasons of State(1981), A study of Indian foreign Policy making
(iv) Nehru: The Invention of India (2003), a biography of India"s first Prime Minister
a collection of literary essays
(v) Bookless in Baghdad(2005), an essay collection
(vi) The Elephant, The Tiger and the Cellphone: Reflections on India in the 21st Century(2007)
Fictions: (vii) The Great Indian Novel (1989)(viii) Riot(2001)
(ix) Show Business (1992) which received a front page accolade in the "New York Times" Book Review and has since been made into a motion picture, "Bollywood"
and (x) The Five-Dollar Smile (1990) a collection of short stories
Illustrated books (i)India (2008), a photo book in collaboration with photographer Ferrante Ferranti
and (ii)Kerala: God" Own Country(2002), with text by Shashi Tharoor and paintings by the renowned M.F. Husain
also translated in French, German, Italian, Malayalam, Marathi, Polish, Romanian, Russian and Spanish
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