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Shourie in 2009
|Minister for Communications & Information Technology|
29 January 2003 – 22 May 2004
|Prime Minister||Atal Bihari Vajpayee|
|Preceded by||Pramod Mahajan|
|Succeeded by||Dayanidhi Maran|
|Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha|
|Born||2 November 1941
Jalandhar, Punjab, British India
(now in Punjab, India)
|Political party||Bhartiya Janata Party|
|Relations||H. D. Shourie, (father)
Nalini Singh, (sister)
|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
|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.
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.
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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