New Delhi: Just as the news of the former minister of state for external affairs Shashi Tharoor's formal divorce with his former Canadian wife, Christa Giles emerged, the impending Tharoor-Pushkar marriage has set the media abuzz.
Till last week Thiruvananthapuram MP's record showed Christa Tharoor's name against a column to signify marital status. Now, Shashi Tharoor's divorcee status reflects on the Parliament record confirming the completion of divorce formalities between the him and Christa.
According to media reports, the Congress leader is ready to marry his long time friend and socialite Sunanda Pushkar as early as Aug 17 in an auditorium in the premises of the Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram, built by the royal family of Travancore.
The Malayalam media is buzzing with the details of the Tharoor-Pushkar wedding scheduled to take place on the Malayalam New Year Day(Onam), which falls on Aug 17.
These reports on the upcoming marriage have been bolstered by the fact that the former UN diplomat and his companion were on Sunday, Aug 1 spotted offering prayers at a Maharashtra shrine. While they performed a 'sankalp puja' to Lord Shani in Shirdi, the duo later offered prayers at the famous Sai Baba temple there.