Shashi Tharoor was back in news today, this time for his personal life, with reports that the Minister of State for External Affairs was intending to marry a Kashmiri beautician after divorcing his Canadian wife.
Sources close to the 54-year old Tharoor declined to comment on the reports, urging the media to respect his privacy. "He will announce whatever, when he has something to announce," the sources said.
Media reports said Tharoor proposed to marry Sunanda, a girl from a Kashmiri family. Trained as a beautician, Sunanda runs a spa and has lived in Dubai.
The Minister is said to be undergoing a legal separation from his second wife Christa Giles, a Canadian civil servant who works with the United States on disarmament issues. Tharoor was earlier married to academic Tilottama Mukherji, whom he knew from his school days in Kolkata.