Shashi Tharoor is an Indian politician and a Member of Parliament (MP) from theThiruvananthapuram constituency in Kerala. He previously served as the United Nations Under-Secretary General for Communications and Public Information and as the Minister of State for the Ministry of External Affairs.
He is also a prolific author, columnist, journalist and a human rights advocate.
Shashi Tharoor married Sunanda Pushkar in a quiet ceremony at his ancestral home in Elavanchery village in Kerala's Palakkad district on 22 August 2010
Sunanda Pushkar, who in April 2010 voluntarily relinquished a stake in the Kochi IPL team estimated at Rs 70 crore,belongs to a family of landlords and Army officers from Bomai, 8 km from Sopore in the Kashmir Valley, India.She was sales director in a Dubai-based real estate company Tecom.She is the third wife of well-known politician and former United Nations Under Secretary General Shashi Tharoor.This is also her third marriage. Her first husband was Sanjay Raina, a Kashmiri. After that marriage ended in a divorce, she married a Kerala businessman Sujith Menon but he died in a road accident in 1997. She has a 19-year-old, Shiv Menon,from her second marriage.