Ramachandra Guha Birthday, Age, Family & Biography

Ramachandra Guha

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BIRTHDAY 29 April, 1958
BIRTH PLACE Dehradun , Uttarakhand
COUNTRY India
AGE 59 Years Old
BIRTH SIGN Taurus
HEIGHT in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 10”
WEIGHT in Kilograms- 68 kg
in Pounds- 149.91 lbs
Last Updated on : April 30, 2017
More Professions : Writer Columnist

Birthday Countdown & Age

59 years, 1 month, 0 day old age Ramachandra Guha will turn 60 on 29 April, 2018. Only 10 months, 30 days, 14 hours, 45 minutes has left for his next birthday.


About   Edit

Ramachandra Guha was born on 29-04-1958 in Dehradun in the state of Uttarakhand, India. He is an Indian Historian, Writer & Columnist.

Career

He finished his schooling at Montfort School in a hill station in Tamil Nadu called Yercaud and after Campion School in Mumbai and the famous St. Xavier’s School in Kolkata. He obtained his BA degree from St. Stephen’s College in Delhi and MA degree from the Tuffs University. Thereafter, he also completed his PhD.
 
He began his career as a member of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in 1978 in Geneva. After serving at various posts in UN, he was nominated as the United Nations Secretary-General in 2006 by the Government of India. He resigned from his post in UN and returned back to India. 
 
Post his career at UN, he started his political career in India by contesting in the Lok Sabha elections in 2009. He contested from Thiruvananthapuram constituency from Indian National Congress ticke3d and got elected to Lok Sabha as an MP. He held the post of Minister of State of External Affairs in Manmohan Singh’s cabinet.
 
He simultaneously penned down several books and is one of the most decorated writers. Some of his famous books include The Five Dollar Smile and Other Stories, Reasons of State, Bookies in Baghdad, The Great Indian Novel and Kerala: God’s own country among several others. 
 
In addition to that, he has also written columns is several prestigious domestic and international News Papers such as Deccan Chronicle, The Hindu, Times of India, Los Angeles Times, New York Times and Washington Post.

Awards Receipt

AWARD NAME AWARD CATEGORY RECEIPT YEAR RECEIPT FIELD
Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 2009 Literature & Education

Family Relatives and Relation

He is married to Sujata Keshavan.

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