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Shashi Tharoor gets marriage proposal at Delhi Pride Parade, his reply wins over Twitterati

While members of the LGBTQI community walked the 10th Queer Pride march in Delhi and asked questions, one of them had a proposal for Shashi Tharoor. A picture of a boy, with the Twitter handle Surya HK, holding a chart paper that read, "Shashi Tharoor, marry me" was posted on Instagram on November 13.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 20, 2017 11:15 am
shashi tharoor, shashi tharoor marriage proposal, shashi tharoor delhi pride march, shashi tharoor marriage proposal on twitter, shashi tharoor's response marriage proposal, twitter reactions, indian express, indian express news There is no denying that people really like Shashi Tharoor. (Source: File Photo/ PahariMonk/ Instagram)

It will not be an exaggeration to say that author and former diplomat Shashi Tharoor has a rather loyal fan base on social media. When the MP from Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram is not busy dispelling myths people from West have about India, he, through his tweets inadvertently, ends up teaching people some new words and enhance their dictionary. While he did fall prey to a typo recently, he is the English professor we all would like to have. It is no surprise then that a man from the recently held Delhi Pride Parade asked him to marry him! Yes, you read that right.

While members of the LGBTQI community walked at the 10th Queer Pride march in Delhi and asked questions, one of them had a proposal for Tharoor. A photo of a boy, with the Twitter handle Surya HK, holding a chart paper that read, “Shashi Tharoor, marry me” was posted on Instagram on November 13. Sharing the picture, Tarun Bora, an Instagram user, wrote, “And it’s not only him” on November 13. This was later drawn to Tharoor’s attention by a magazine and as usual Tharoor had the perfect response to this. “Mr. Shashi Tharoor you should really see this. You have a huge fan following,” read the tweet to which the author replied “Haha! Now if they were only registered to vote in Thiruvananthapuram, it would be even better!” His reponse impressed some people a great deal on social media and they did not hold back their appreciation. While some demanded him to be the Prime Minister of India another wrote “I wish I was eligible for voting in India… this guy is wowsome.”

This is the picture.

And then it was brought to his attention by a magazine.

And, like always, Tharoor floored all with his response.

People on social media really liked his reply and expressed it without mincing words.

And while some did try to be rather unkind with their comments, the boy who was holding the placard joined in the conversation and defended Tharoor and his own choice.

To this the boy replied.

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    Sriniwasan
    Nov 16, 2017 at 9:49 pm
    Shashi Tharoor is a RIGHT MAN in a wrong party.The status of Tharoor in the Khangress party is like that of a family dog which even kicked goes back to the Master wagging its tail and lick the Master's feet to show its loyalty. One prays, Let Wisdom DAWN soon in the mind of this great Soul. Namstubhyam Namostubhym Namo Namah
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      narayan
      Nov 16, 2017 at 2:14 pm
      Next election immoral Sasi Tharoor will be defeated.
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        Aditya
        Nov 16, 2017 at 1:55 pm
        Is it really “unkind” for people to remind that he is really prime accused in his wife’s unusual death? Guess you can literally get away with anything as long as you are charming and funny!
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          Suraj
          Nov 16, 2017 at 6:03 pm
          Wat do you mean prime accused?? Hes not even an accused in the case...you must be getting your alternative facts from Modiji..as the guy aptly said above...you should try go read a book!
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          Ragini
          Nov 16, 2017 at 12:27 pm
          He is just trying to gain some goodwill by the help of his media lobiyst friends with all these MR.Angrezi Bharat Kumar to cover up all his sins ....and as always there will fans in india ....if Ram Rahim can have why not him as well ...LOL ..we love all our famous murders from Salman Khan to Shashi Tharoor 🤣
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          1. Troy Maxwell
            Nov 16, 2017 at 1:14 am
            Sorry, what's the big fuss about his reply? I don't find it particularly funny, witty or at least full of empathy to the cause of LGBT. I have nothing against Mr Tharoor, but I find the reply a bit bland.
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              Makhan C
              Nov 16, 2017 at 9:05 pm
              Bhains ke aage been Bajana issey hi kehtey hain. Shashi deftly turned the conversation from a potentially embarrassing tweet from Galaxy Magazine to something which was appreciative of the Fan in Surya K. His tweet implied that if only all his Fans-following were in Thiruvananthapuram including those like Surya, it would be easy for him to win the election.
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