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SHASHI THARUR: pleae tell to which mother tounge/province this name belongs/refers to. ? Punjab, Kashmiri/ Gadwal. or any other province of India. I understand he represents Kerala at present. Never heard a Keralian name as this before. thank you sirs.

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Asked by sharad sharad, 15 Apr '10 07:59 am
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Tharoor is the Name of the village in the Pal ghat District in Kerala , It has nothing to do with the appendage of caste or province in north India . Shasi Tharoor hails from Kerala .It is the culture of people , particularly to suffix their native place after the names , like KRISH VENANTHOOR , a noted management expert ,,Venenthoor is the suffix denoting his Native place .
Answered by venkatesaldevarajan, 15 Apr '10 08:11 am

 
  
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Shashi Taroor's is from Pallakhad District of Kerala. As this district is near the boarder of Kerala and Tamilnadu people from this area generally tend to speak both in Tamil and Malayalam. However, Taroor hardly lived in his Native village. He grew up in Calcutta and speaks Bengali quite fluently. He then shifted to Delhi for his College education and then went abroad. Many south Indian do not use their Surname as usage of surname would mean they are supporting the caste system. So instead of surname, most of the south Indians who do not want to project their caste either use the name of their village as surname, or their father's name as surname or just use their given name and use the first letter of their Village name or Father's name as initial. If Sashi Tharoor wanted to use his actual surname then his name would have been Shashi Nair as he belongs to Nair community of Kerala.
Answered by Shyam, 15 Apr '10 11:50 am

 
  
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He is a keralite
Answered by rajan, 15 Apr '10 08:45 am

 
  
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He is a keralite , relocated to US. Now he is back to India.
Answered by hitler, 15 Apr '10 08:10 am

 
  
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He's Nair. A segment of OBS from Kerala.
Answered by Dinesh Manaktala, 15 Apr '10 08:09 am

 
  
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