first_imgSeniors like Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly call him by Seniors like Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly call him by his first name and is someone who has been accessible to his state team players when he became the president of HPCA at the age of 25. Making Rahul Dravid the coach of India U-19 and A team apart from introducing the clause of BCCI officials signing the No Conflict of Interest clause were some of his steps that have been appreciated. He has recently introduced a private member bill in the Lower House which proposes 10 years of jail term for any sportsperson, who indulges in match-fixing. While a lower court in Delhi had recently dismissed the MCOCA charges against tainted alleged fixer S Sreesanth, Thakur maintained that the Kerala speedsters life ban will not be revoked. As a joint secretary, he was the convenor of the selection committee of the victorious 2012 U-19 World Cup captained by Unmukt Chand. In fact, when Ankit Bawne, who was named captain initially, was found to be over-aged, Thakur had taken initiative to ensure that a new captain (Chand) is named. An ambitious man, Thakur has been a go-getter as he once played a Ranji Trophy match for HP against Jammu and Kashmir which was necessary for being eligible to become a junior national selector. While he failed to score a run, he did get two wickets with his off-breaks dismissing Dhruv Mahajan and Guru Pratap Singh. Unlike some administrators, Thakur was an active junior level cricketer having led Punjab U-16 to a Vijay Merchant Trophy triumph. In his tenure as Secretary, the BCCI successfully organised the ICC World T20 2016 in India. As a politician, he is seen as a young face of the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party. He is the only leader to be re-appointed for a third term as the National President of BJYM, the youth wing of the BJP. Within Parliament, he serves as Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT and Member of Public Accounts Committee. He is also the member of Steering Committee of the Parliamentary Forum of WTO. He has been a recipient of the Best Young Parliamentarian Award in 2011 and recognised as a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum. In a nationwide survey in the run-up to the 2014 General elections he was rated among Indias Top-10 MPs based on his Parliamentary performance and commitment to society at large. He is married to Shefali Thakur and has two sons named Jaiaditya and Udayveer, aged 12 and 6, respectively. PTI KHS PM PMadvertisementlast_img

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