Dr. Shashi Tharoor

Dr. Shashi Tharoor
Shashi Tharoor
Thiruvananthapuram
Won4,16,131 votes*
Cong
*Provisional
GenderMale
Age63
EducationDoctorate
ProfessionDoctorate
Movable Assets 34 crore
Immovable Assets 1 crore
Total Assets 35 crore
Income 3.7 crore
*Data source: ADR

Other details

Place of BirthLondon (England)
Books PublishedNon 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); (vii) Pax Indica: India and the World of the 21st Century (2012); (viii) India: The Future is Now (edited)(2013); (ix) India Shastra : Reflections on the Nation in our time (2015) Fictions: (ix) The Great Indian Novel (1989) (x) 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,
Literary, Artistic & Scientific AccomplishmentsWinner (i) A Commonwealth Writers Prize, 1991 and other literary and Journalistic awards; and (ii) A Pravasi Bharatiya Samman, 2004; Named Global Leader of Tomorrow at World Economic Forum (WEF), Davos, Switzerland, 1998; awarded (i) Robert B. Stewart Prize for the Best Student, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; (ii) An honorary D.Litt.,University of Puget Sound; and (iii) Doctorate Honoris Causa, University of Bucharest, Romania; first Editor, Fletcher Forum of International Affairs, Fletcher
Social And Cultural ActivitiesColumnist and Writer, Indian and International Publications; served as (i) Contributing Editor and Occasional columnist, Newsweek International; and (ii) Public Speaker on Indian and Global Issues.
Special InterestsInternational Affairs, Literature, Cricket, Theatre, The United Nations, Human Rights; and served The United Nations for 29 year career(1978-2007)
Favourite Pastime and RecreationCricket, reading, writing, theatre, movies and media
Sports and ClubsChairman, (i) City Cricketers, Thiruvananthapuram; (ii) India International Centre; and (iii) Kerala International Centre; and Captained, Ministry of External Affairs Cricket team, 2009-10
Countries VisitedWidely travelled

Positions Held

2009Elected to 15th Lok Sabha
23 May 2009 - 18 Apr. 2010Union Minister of State, External Affairs
30 Apr. 2010Member, Standing Committee on External Affairs
4 May 2010Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Defence
28 Oct. 2012Union Minister of State, Human Resource Development
May, 2014Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1 Sep. 2014 onwardsChairperson, Standing Committee on External Affairs
29 Jan. 2015 onwardsMember, General Purposes Committee
*Data source: LS

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