They got married in the presence of Tharoor’s 94-year-old maternal grandmother. About 15 people from the Pushkar family were present at the wedding. This was Tharoor’s third marriage.
Tharoor was a former UN undersecretary general who was a candidate for the UN secretary general‘s job before he lost the election to present incumbent Ban-ki Moon. He then returned to India to join politics and won a seat to parliament from Thiruvananthapuram constituency with a big margin.
He was made minister of state for external affairs, where he acquitted himself well, especially in powering India’s outreach to Africa, before he ran into media controversies over his perceived political indiscretions, particularly his tweeting where he was seen to say things he should not be saying as a minister, and then in favouring a bidder for an Indian Premier League (IPL) team from Kerala amid insinuations that he had financial stakes that he stoutly denied.