Arun Shourie Biography
Arun Shourie is an Indian economist, journalist, author and politician. He has served 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). Shourie was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1982 and the Padma Bhushan in 1990.
Arun Shourie Age
Arun Shourie was born on 2 November 1941, in Jalandhar, India. He is 81 years old.
Arun Shourie Height
Shourie stands at an average height of 5 feet 6 inches.
Arun Shourie Education
He did his high school education at Modern School, Barakhamba. Later on, Arun earned his bachelor’s in Economics(H) from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. He then obtained his doctorate in Economics from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in 1966.
Arun Shourie Family
Arun was born and raised by his loving parents in Jalandhar, India. However, information regarding his family members is ongoing and will be updated as soon as possible.
Arun Shourie Wife
He is married to his pretty wife Anita Shourie. The couple is blessed with one child namely Aditya Shourie.
Arun Shourie Net Worth
Shourie has an estimated net worth of $ 5 million.
Arun Shourie Career
Shortly after receiving a Ph.D. in economics from Syracuse University, Shourie joined the World Bank as an economist in 1967 where he worked for more than 10 years.
Simultaneously, between 1972 and 1974, he was a consultant to the Indian Planning Commission and it was around this time that he began writing articles as a journalist, criticising economic policy.
In 1975, during The Emergency imposed by then prime minister, Indira Gandhi, Arun started writing for the Indian Express in opposition to what he saw as an attack on civil liberties. The newspaper, owned by Ramnath Goenka, was a focal point for the government’s efforts at censorship. He became a fellow of the Indian Council of Social Science Research in 1976.
Shourie developed a reputation as an intelligent, fearless writer and editor who campaigned for freedom of the press, exposed corruption, and defended civil liberties such that, in the words of Martha Nussbaum, “his dedication to the truth has won admiration throughout the political spectrum”.