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Tharoor, Pushkar get knotty

Former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor on Sunday tied the knot with Dubai-based entrepreneur Sunanda Pushkar in a typical Malayali wedding ceremony in his ancestral home at Elavanchery village.

india Updated: Aug 23, 2010 00:59 IST

Former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor on Sunday tied the knot with Dubai-based entrepreneur Sunanda Pushkar in a typical Malayali wedding ceremony in his ancestral home at Elavanchery village.

54-year-old Tharoor, a former UN Under Secretary General and now a Lok Sabha MP, tied the ‘thali’, symbolising the marital bond as per the Hindu custom, amid playing of ‘Nadaswaram’ and beating of drums at the auspicious moment shortly before 8.30 am.

While Throor was clad in traditional Malayali attire of kurtha and mundu, 48-year-old Sunanda, who hails from Jammu and Kashmir, turned up in an off-white ‘veshti-mundu set’ like any Malayali bride would have preferred on her wedding.

Sunanda was overwhelmed by emotion for a moment as the wedding ceremony got over.

When reporters urged him to speak a few words before the ceremony, Tharoor quipped: “This is a wedding, no sound byte is necessary.”