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Anurag Thakur: A cricket boss looks set for new innings in Modi's cabinet

Thakur was a rare BCCI official to speak up against the establishment after the IPL corruption scandal in 2013

Anurag Singh Thakur
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Anurag Singh Thakur takes charge as MoS Finance and Corporate Affairs, at his office in North Block, New Delhi | PTI

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In his profile on the Lok Sabha website, Anurag Thakur, the minister of state for finance as well as corporate affairs, describes his profession as “cricketer, industrialist and agriculturist”. 

Any profile of Thakur’s, however, is incomplete without mentioning that he is the son of Prem Kumar Dhumal, former Himachal Pradesh chief minister and one of the tallest of Bharatiya Janata Party leaders from the state. 

Thakur, as any who have met him would tell you, does not fit the stereotype of the arrogant dynast. Probably that he grew up in Himachal Pradesh and studied in Jalandhar, rather than Lutyens Delhi,

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First Published: May 31 2019 | 10:06 PM IST

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