Anurag Thakur - Biography

Anurag Thakur

Anurag Thakur, Indian Politician. Currently, Member of Parliament, from Hamirpur, HP. He is Union Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs. He is the son of former CM of Himachal Pradesh, Prem Kumar Dhumal. Four Time MP in 14, 15, 16 & 17 Lokshabha. He is the Member of BJP. Former President of Board of Control for Cricket in India. On July, 2016 , became 1 MP to serve regular commissioned officer, Territorial Army.

Early Life

Anurag Thakur was Born on 24 October 1974. Born in Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh. His Father, Prem Kumar Dhumal, Former Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. Mother, Sheela Devi . He’s Hindu Rajput by Birth. He is Married to Shefali Thakur.

Education

Completed his secondary education at Dayanand Model School, Jalandhar. Graduated in B.A. from Doaba College, Jalandhar in 1994.

Cricket Career

Anurag Thakur played at Ranji Trophy, as President of HPCA. Meanwhile, gained attention for being 1 cricketer to debut as President of state cricket association. He played a match against Jammu & Kashmir in 2000, as Captain of the team. Although, Jammu & Kashmir won the match by 4 wickets. Further, appointed himself as Chief Selector of HPCA Ranji Trophy Team. Even, Assisted developing of International Cricket stadium at Dharamshala, HP.

Political Career 

Thakur Joined BJP in 2008. Succeeded, his father as MP in 14 Loskhaba from Hamirpur. Afterwards, he was re-elected in 15 Lokshabha in 2009. Also, 16 Lokshabha in 2014 & 17 Lokshabha in 2019. Thereafter, he was appointed as President of BJYM in 2019. On May 30, 2019, he took oath as Union Minister of State. Later, he was appointed as Minister of State for Finance. As well as Minister of State for Corporate Affairs.

 



BCCI President

He was elected as president of BCCI in May, 2015. His experience of Serving as HPCA president helped him. Firstly, he worked in BCCI’s National Junior selection committee. Then, he became secretary for BCCI & Finally became President.

Controversy

In 2017, SC removed Anurag Thakur from post of President. Honble court also initiated perjury & contempt of court. But, Later he apologized Supreme Court.

Social Works

Anurag Thakur is founder of HOW ( Honour Our Women) Foundation. This foundation works for creating Social Awareness about issues. Also, it works for providing Safety & Empowering Women.

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