Shashi Tharoor is a recognised Indian politician, writer and a former career international diplomat who is currently working as a Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, since 2009.
It is worth mentioning here that he was formerly Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and had also contested for the post of Secretary-General in the year 2006.
2 years ago, an Indian politician received the Sahitya Academy Award for his book ‘An Era of Darkness’ in a non-fiction category in English.
Talking about his achievements, while he was pursuing his doctorate, he was awarded the Robert B. Stewart Prize for best student. Quite interestingly, he was also the first editor of the Fletcher Forum of International Affairs.
When he was only 22 years old, he was the youngest to receive a doctorate in the history of the Fletcher School. This goes to show how good Shashi Tharoor was in his early days.
He is known for his knack for using advanced words in his interaction over social media. Sometimes, he uses words like ‘farrago’, ‘rodomontade’, ‘floccinaucinihilipilification’ and other words which made netizens refer to a dictionary.
Shashi Tharoor‘s excellent use of English and his ability to throw large and complex words in everyday conversation were what made him a meme material. Now, a picture of him celebrating Onam triggered a meme-fest online.
Just a few days ago, during the special festival of Onam, Shashi Tharoor uploaded a picture of himself hammering a coconut at a temple. Shashi Tharoor took to Twitter and wrote: “And then offered a “Niramala” at the Elevanchery Bhagavathy Kshetram a few minutes from my ancestral home (where I also smashed a ritual coconut & prayed to the Naga gods worshipped by all Nairs). #Onam blessings to all especially those suffering in these troubled times.”
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Even Shashi Tharoor appreciated the memes:
“There are many of these memes going around using the pic of me ritually smashing a coconut. I don’t know who dreams them up by they are often very funny. This one is one of my favourites,” Shashi Tharoor wrote.