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Detailed Profile: Dr. Shashi Tharoor

NameDr. Shashi Tharoor
Constituency from which I am electedThiruvananthapuram
Father's NameShri Chandran Tharoor
Mother's NameSmt. Lily Tharoor
Date of Birth09 Mar 1956
Birth PlaceLondon (England)
Maritial StatusMarried
Date of Marriage 22 Aug 2010
Spouse NameSmt. Sunanda P. Tharoor
No. of ChildrenNo.of Sons:2   No.of Daughters:0
State NameKerala
Party NameIndian National Congress
Permanent AddressApt. Gj, Condor Marigold, Bhakthy Vilasam RD.Vazhuthacaud, Thirvananthapuram - 695 014 KeralaTels. (0471) 2324555, 09995633633 (M) Fax. (0471) 2324666
Present Address97, Lodhi Estate,New Delhi - 110 003Tels. (011) 24644035, 24644383 09013180980 (M) Fax: (011) 24654158
Email id1[dot] office[at]tharoor[dot]in 2[dot]shashi[dot]tharoor[at]sansad[dot]nic[dot]in
Educational QualificationsB.A. (Hons), M.A., M.A.L.D, Ph.D., D.Litt (Honorary), Dr. Honoris Causa Educated at St Stephen`s College, Delhi University, New Delhi and Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, U.S.A.
Positions Held
2009Elected to 15th Lok Sabha
23 May 2009 - 18 AprUnion Minister of State, External Affairs
30 Apr. 2010Member, Committee on External Affairs
4 May 2010Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Defence
28 Oct. 2012 onwardsUnion Minister of State, Human Resource Development
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 for two years
Special InterestsInternational Affairs, Literature, Cricket, Theatre, The United Nations, Human Rights; and served The United Nations for 29 year career(1978-2007)
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
Favourite Pastimes and RecreationCricket, reading, writing, theatre, movies and media
Countries VisitedWidely travelled
Other InformationUnder-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

Source: Lok Sabha