Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor

Constituency: Thiruvananthapuram

Party: Indian National Congress

Father's Name: Shri Chandran Tharoor

Mother's Name: Smt. Lily Tharoor

Birth Place: London (England)

Spouse Name: Late Smt. Sunanda Pushkar



State Name: Kerala

Permanent Address: Apt. Gj, Condor Marigold, Bhakthy Vilasam RD.Vazhuthacaud, Thiruvananthapuram-695014 KeralaTel : (0471) 2324555, 09013180980 Fax : (0471) 2324666

Present Address: 97, Lodhi Estate,New Delhi - 110 003Tels. : (011) 24644035 Fax : (011) 24654158

Email Id: office[at]tharoor[dot]in shashi[dot]tharoor[at]nic[dot]in

Education Qualifications: 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.

Countries Visited: Widely Travelled

Positions Held:

OTHER INFO: Served The United Nations for 29 year career(1978-2007) <I>Under-Secretary-General, </I> Communications and Public Information, U.N., 2001-2007; <I>Executive Assistant,</I> Secretary General, U.N.,1997-2000; Special Asstt.,USA/UN for peacekeeping, 1989-1996; <I>Deputy Chief</I>, Secretariat, UNCHR, 1985-89; <I>Head</I>, Singapore Office, UNHCR, 1981-84; and <I>Public Information Officer</I>, UNHCR, 1978-81;<I>served</I> (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`;<I>appointed</I> an International Adviser to the International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva, 2008-11; <I>Fellow,</I> New York Institute of the Humanities and the Patron of the Dubai Modern School; <I>Awards</I> (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; <I>Member</I>, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, 2010-12.