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Anurag Thakur is an Indian politician from the Bharatiya Janata Party and a Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha from Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh. He is the current Minister of Sports, Youth Affairs and Minister of Information and Broadcasting in the Second Modi ministry.
Previously, Thakur served as a Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs. He was first elected to the Lok Sabha in May 2008 in a by-poll as a candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Coming from a political family of Himachal Pradesh, he is a four-time MP, being a member of the 14th, 15th, 16th, and 17th Lok Sabha.
On January 19, 2019, he became the first Member of Parliament from Bharatiya Janata Party to be awarded the Sansad Ratna Award, an award established in 2010 by private organisations for recognizing contributions by parliamentarians.
He was the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from May 2015 to February 2017 and had to leave that position after the Supreme Court order on BCCI governance. On July 29, 2016, he became the first serving Member of Parliament from the BJP to become a regular commissioned officer in the Territorial Army.
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Anurag Singh Thakur was 24 October 24, 1974(age 46 years) in Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh and his family belongs to the Hindu Rajput community. He is the eldest son of Prem Kumar Dhumal and Sheela Devi. His father, Prem Kumar Dhumal was the former Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. He has done his bachelors B.A. degree from Doaba College, Jalandhar, Punjab.
Thakur married Shefali Thakur, daughter of Gulab Singh Thakur, former Minister in the Government of Himachal Pradesh, on 27 November 2002.
In May 2008, Thakur succeeded his father when he was elected as Member of Parliament of India’s 14th Lok Sabha from Hamirpur constituency. He was re-elected to the 15th Lok Sabha in 2009, 16th Loksabha in 2014, and 17th Loksabha in 2019.
Later, Thakur was appointed the president of the All India Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha. He was honoured with the Sansad Ratna Award in 2019 for outstanding performance in the 16th Lok Sabha. In May 2019, Thakur became Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs.
On 7 July 2021, Thakur was appointed as the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports and Minister of Information & Broadcasting. in the Second Modi ministry as part of changes in the Union Council of Ministers.
Anurag Thakur played a Ranji Trophy match against Jammu & Kashmir in November 2000 when he was the president of HPCA. He has played one match in first-class cricket representing Himachal Pradesh and leading the team as captain in a match against Jammu and Kashmir in the 2000/2001 season. Jammu and Kashmir won by 4 wickets.
He “picked himself” for the match so as to fulfil the BCCI criterion (which requires state administrators to have at least one first-class match experience) for becoming a selector at the state level. After the match, he appointed himself as the chairman of selectors of the HPCA Ranji trophy cricket team.
This debut was his one and only first-class cricket match. This experience in first-class cricket enabled his induction into the BCCI national junior selection committee, satisfying the condition that only first-class players could be national selectors.
Thakur served as the president of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association for four straight terms since 2000. His tenure saw the development of five stadia in Himachal Pradesh including the stadium in Dharamsala.
He was the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) until the Supreme Court of India orders on 02/01/2017. Early on in his administrative tenure, he gained fame for possibly being the first cricketer to have made his first-class debut after taking over as the president of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) in July 2000.
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Thakur rose up the ranks in cricketing administration bodies to the position of secretary for BCCI. On 22 May 2016, Thakur became the president of BCCI, and in January 2017, he was removed from the post by the Supreme Court from the post of BCCI president for not complying with its orders and making false statements under oath before the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court gave its ruling on the Lodha Committee’s third status report, submitted on 14 November 2016, asking for the disqualification of office-bearers of the BCCI and all state associations, who became ineligible as per the Apex Court’s 18 July 2016 order.
The Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh conferring the rank of lieutenant in the Territorial Army on Shri Anurag Singh Thakur, Member of Parliament and President BCCI, at a solemn ‘Commissioning’ ceremony, in New Delhi on July 29, 2016.
In July 2016, Anurag Thakur became a part of the territorial army, becoming the first serving BJP Member of Parliament to become a TA officer. He has been promoted to the rank of captain.
In the 2019 Delhi elections, he was accused of being one of the leaders who incited communal tension in Delhi using hate speech “traitors of the country”, to which his audience replied “shoot the bastards”, which were repeated by him in January 2020 at a BJP rally.
On being questioned about the statements by the media on March 1, 2020, he responded by saying, “You are lying, … the matter is sub-judice.” and “I think sometimes there is lack of information in the media too regarding the way some things are projected.”.
He was involved in a legal struggle between the Himachal Pradesh State Government and the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association over the rights to the International Cricket Stadium at Dharamshala. There was also controversy over his appointment as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and he had to leave that position following a Supreme Court order.
Anurag Thakur is married to his longtime girlfriend Sheffali Thakur, they had their wedding in 2002. Thakur and his wife Sheffali has two children Udayveer Thakur, Jaiaditya Thakur.
Anurag Thakur net worth
What is Anurag Thakur net worth? Anurag Thakur net worth is estimated at around $10 million. His salary is around $450,000 and his main source of income is his political career. Anurag Thakur’s successful career has earned him some lifestyle and some fancy cars. He is one of the richest politicians in India.