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Arun Shourie

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Shourie in 2009
Minister for Communications & Information Technology
In office
29 January 2003 – 22 May 2004
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Preceded by Pramod Mahajan
Succeeded by Dayanidhi Maran
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
In office
1998–2004
In office
2004–2010
Personal details
Born 2 November 1941 (1941-11-02) (age 79)
Jalandhar, Punjab, British India
(now in Punjab, India)
Nationality Indian
Political party Bhartiya Janata Party
Spouse(s) Anita Shourie
Relations H. D. Shourie, (father)
Nalini Singh, (sister)
Children 1
Residence New Delhi, India
Alma mater St. Stephen's College, Delhi
Syracuse University (PhD in Economics)
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Profession Journalist and former World Bank Economist
Politician
Awards Padma Bhushan (1990)
Ramon Magsaysay Award (1982)

Arun Shourie (born 2 November 1941) is an Indian economist, journalist, author and politician. He has worked as an economist with the World Bank, a consultant to the Planning Commission of India, editor of the Indian Express and The Times of India and a Minister of Communications and Information Technology in the Vajpayee Ministry (1998–2004). He was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1982 and the Padma Bhushan in 1990.

Early life

Arun Shourie was born in Jalandhar, British India, on 2 November 1941 in a Brahmin family. He studied at Modern School, Barakhamba and did his bachelor's in Economics(H) from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University. He obtained his doctorate in Economics from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in 1966.

Personal life

Shourie is married to Anita, and they have a son. His sister is the journalist Nalini Singh. Arun Shourie speaks about his personal life and reviews his life events as case dairies "My writing is like the case diary of an advocate which is aimed at winning a case" and his opinions on journalism.

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