Shashi Tharoor was born on 9 March 1956 and is an Indian former international functionary, diplomat, politician, writer, and public intellectual who has been serving as a Member of Parliament for Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, since 2009. he’s currently running for the 2022 Indian National Congress Presidential elections. He was formerly Under-Secretary-General of the world organization and ran for the post of Secretary-General in 2006. Shashi also is Chairman of the Parliamentary committee on Information Technology and Founder-Chairman of the All India Professionals Congress. He formerly served as Chairman of the Parliamentary Commission on External Affairs (2014 to 2019).
Born in London, UK, and raised in India, Tharoor worked across the planet, graduating from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi in 1975 and culminating his studies in 1978 with a doctorate in mediation and Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. At the age of twenty-two, he was the youngest person at the time to receive such an honor from the Fletcher School.
Education and Family:
Tharoor has two younger siblings named Shobha and Smitha. His father, who originally belongs from Kerala, worked in various positions in London, Bombay, Calcutta and Delhi, and many other states including a 25-year career for The Statesman. His paternal uncle was named Parameshwaran Tharoor, the founding father of Reader’s Digest in India. Tharoor’s parents returned to India when he was only 2-years old. Where he joined the Montfort School, Yercaud, in the year 1962. Subsequently moving to Bombay (now Mumbai) and studying at the Campion School (1963–68). He spent his high school years at St. Xavier’s Collegiate School that is in Kolkata (1969–71).6
In February 2007, amidst speculation about his post-UN future, the Indian press reported that Tharoor could be inducted into the Council of Ministers of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as Minister of State for External Affairs. Instead, Tharoor became chairman of Dubai-based Afras Ventures. Which established the Afras Academy for Business Communication (AABC) in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. A town within which he would persist to win a record three parliamentary elections. He also spoke around the world about India and Kerala. He spent increasing amounts of his time before moving permanently to India in October 2008.