UK’s first Indian-born prime minister is Rishi Sunak: Just in time for Diwali and after a particularly volatile political year, Rishi Sunak has elected as the first British prime minister of Indian descent. After losing to outgoing Prime Minister Liz Truss this summer, no one thought that Richmond MP Rishi Sunak would go back to Downing Street.
But amid a terrible economic crisis, his grave predictions about Liz Truss’ “fairy-tale” tax ideas started to haunt the prime minister. So when the UK markets fell after Liz Truss’ government unveiled its mini-budget, Rishi Sunak felt vindicated, and his statements from their discussions extensively circulated on social media.
While seeing his former leadership rival’s terrible rule, Rishi Sunak kept his mouth shut throughout the ordeal. But when Liz Truss announced that she was leaving the job, the Tory party backed Rishi Sunak for the job.
Rishi Sunak, an Indian-born child, was born in Southampton, England, to a pharmacy mother and a medical practitioner father who worked for the National Health Service (NHS).
Then, Rishi Sunak, who has Punjabi roots, announced his leadership campaign again, becoming the UK’s first prime minister of Indian descent.
Akshata Murthy, the daughter of Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy, is the wife of Rishi Sunak.