Shashi Tharoor is a recognised Indian politician, writer and a former career international diplomat who is currently working as 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.
He also plies his trade as the Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology and All India Professionals Congress. Previously, he served as Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs from 2014 to 2019.
Shashi Tharoor kick-started his political career in 2009 by joining the Indian National Congress and represented the party from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala by clinching the Lok Sabha elections and becoming a member of parliament.
The 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 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.
Shashi Tharoor replies to a Girl Who Said, ‘How Someone So Good Looking Can Be So Intelligent’
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. Even today, many are interested to know about his secret behind his rich and powerful vocabulary.
Meanwhile, a video clip of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has gone viral on the internet where he was asked a hilarious question by a fan girl from Nagaland.
“So, how can someone be so astonishingly good-looking and charismatic and even more implausibly brilliant and intelligent at the same time?” she asked.
“You are very sweet, very kind and generous, but all I can say there are things that you can’t help. And there are things that you can change yourself to do. So, the way you look and all of that, honestly, all I can say is choose your parents wisely. It’s all in the genes,” was Shashi Tharoor’s epic response to the girl.