Shashi Tharoor

Positions Held

Ministry Tenure
Minister of State for Human Resource Development 28 October 2012 – 18 May 2014

Personal Details

Date Of Birth 9 March 1956 (age 62)
Place London, England, United Kingdom
Political Party Indian National Congress
Academics B.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.


Shashi Tharoor (born 9 March 1956) is an Indian politician, writer and a former career international diplomat who is currently serving as Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, since 2009.
He also currently serves as Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs and All India Professionals Congress of the Indian National Congress.