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Member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs, MP from the Trivandrum constituency, Former Indian Minister of State for External Affairs


Shashi Tharoor served as the UN Under-Secretary General for Communications and Public Information between June 2002 and February 2007, during the term of Secretary-General Kofi Annan at the United Nations. In 2006, he was the official candidate of India for the office of United Nations Secretary-General, and came second out of seven official candidates in the race. He is also a prolific author, columnist, journalist, human-rights advocate, humanitarian and adviser or fellow of various institutions, including the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Aspen Institute, and the USC Center on Public Diplomacy.

Shashi Tharoor Info

Date of BirthMarch 9, 1956
Place of BirthUnited Kingdom London, United Kingdom
OccupationsWriter, Diplomat, Politician
Spouse (s)Tilottama Mukherji (divorced.), Christa Giles (m. 2007)
ChildrenIshaan, Kanishk
ResidenceNew Delhi/Trivandrum
Political PartyIndian National Congress
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 I haven't done anything wrong and nobody is going to believe the allegations hurled at me. I have used my office and personal influence only for the benefit of my constituency Thiruvananthapuram and the people of Kerala, 
— Shashi Tharoor / April 24, 2010
 I am deeply hurt by the fanciful and malicious charges. My conscience is clear and I have done nothing wrong. I have asked the Prime Minister to order an enquiry into these allegations, 
— Shashi Tharoor wants to clear his name from the IPL controversy / April 20, 2010
 My conscience is clear and I know that I have done nothing improper or unethical, let alone illegal. 
— Shashi Tharoor on the IPL controversy / April 20, 2010
 Sorry abt long silence. Busy week with Parliament, meetings, visitors. Mostly in places where jammers didn't permit tweeting. 
— Shashi Tharoor on his twitter page / March 06, 2010
 I had predicted this the day Shahrukh joined twitter. I will be happy rather than regret it, 
— Shashi Tharoor will be happy to see Shahrukh Khan overtake him in terms of number of followers in Twitter / February 26, 2010

 The presidents of Afghanistan and Malawi hold degrees from India 
— Shashi Tharoor / December 12, 2009
 Arunachal Pradesh, however, is part of India. Recently, elections were held there. We control the borders and have maintained Arunachal's integrity 
— Shashi Tharoor saying Arunachal Pradesh is integral part of India no matter what China says / December 07, 2009
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