Personal life of Dr Shashi Tharoor - The Professional Indian Politician
The English Nut - Big Daddy of English NUts and a professional Politician who Represented India Around the World.
Shashi Tharoor's first wife was Tilottama Mukherji, a half-Bengali and half-Kashmiri academic, and the granddaughter of politician Kailash Nath Katju. Shashi Tharoor and Tilottama had been college sweethearts and were married in 1981. After their marriage, Tilottama took her husband's last name and began teaching English at the Ngee Ann Polytechnic University and also worked as a freelance writer.
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Their twin sons, Kanishk and Ishaan, were born prematurely in 1984 at the KK Hospital in Singapore.
Ishaan is a former senior editor at Time magazine and now writes on foreign affairs for The Washington Post. Kanishk is a former editor at Open Democracy and is the author of the highly praised short story collection Swimmer Among The Stars. Tilottama is currently a professor of humanities at New York University.
Following his split with Tilottama, Shashi Tharoor married Christa Giles, a Canadian diplomat working at the United Nations in 2007. After their subsequent divorce soon after his return to India, Shashi Tharoor married businesswoman Sunanda Pushkar in his ancestral home in Elavanchery village in Kerala's Palakkad district on 22 August 2010.
On 17 January 2014, Pushkar (aged 51) died at The Leela Hotel in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, under mysterious circumstances. In May 2018, Shashi Tharoor was charged with abetting the suicide of Shashi Tharoor's wife and marital cruelty under sections 306 and 498A of the Indian Penal Code. On 18 August 2021, a court in Delhi discharged Shashi Tharoor from all the charges.
Shashi Tharoor is a vegetarian and Shashi Tharoor "abhors the idea of consuming the corpses of animals," although Shashi Tharoor claimed that he does not have a problem with those who do. Shashi Tharoor has stated that Shashi Tharoor is "very proud of being a Hindu" and that Shashi Tharoor's a "worshipping" and "believing Hindu". Shashi Tharoor also claims to have read a "fair amount" of the Upanishads.
In April 2019, Tharoor had an accident when praying during a Thulabharam ritual at a temple in Thiruvananthapuram . After being discharged, he sought a probe by the government into the incident. His mother tongue is Malayalam. Beside, he is fluent in French, English, and Hindi.
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