Anurag Thakur Thakur is a member of Lok Sabha from Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh and he was elected BCCI president in May 2016, He became the second youngest man ever to lead the Indian board, first being Fateh Singh Gaekwad at the age of 33. Here are some facts one should know about him that you should know as he begins his new responsibilities.
1. He is the son of Prem Kumar Dhumal, the former Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh and Sheela Devi and was born on 24 October 1974 at Hamirpur.
2. He studied at Dayanand Model School, Jalandhar. He later completed his BA from Doaba College, Jalandhar.
3. In May 2008, Thakur succeeded his father when he was elected as Member of Parliament of India's 14th Lok Sabha from Hamirpur constituency.
4. He was elected to the 14th and then in 15th Lok sabha and again re-elected in 2014 to the 16th Loksabha. Later, Thakur was appointed the president of the All India Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha.
5. Thakur has played one match in first-class cricket representing Himachal Pradesh and led the team as the captain in a match against Jammu and Kashmir in the 2000/2001 season. Jammu and Kashmir won by 4 wickets.
6. 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.
7. He was first elected to Lok Sabha in May 2008 in a by poll as a candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party. He won once again from Hamirpur representing BJP in 2014 Lok Sabha Elections.
8. Anurag Thakur Successfully led March from Kolkata to Lal Chowk in Srinagar under the banner of “Rashtriya Ekta Yatra” Sponsored by Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) to unfurl the National Flag at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on 26 January 2011.
9. He is married to Shefali Thakur, daughter of Gulab Singh Thakur, former Public Works Department minister in the government of Himachal Pradesh, on 27 November 2002.
10. When he was elected BCCI president on May 22, 2016, Anurag Thakur became the second youngest man ever to lead the Indian board; only Fatehsingh Rao Gaekwad, who was 33 when he headed the BCCI between 1963 and 1966, had held the post at a younger age than the then 41-year-old Thakur.