After an exceptionally turbulent political year, Rishi Sunak has become the first Indian-origin British prime minister. No one anticipated that Richmond MP Rishi Sunak would be returning to Downing Street after losing to former prime minister Liz Truss this summer.
As a result of a severe economic crisis, he began to haunt the prime minister with dire economic warnings on Liz Truss’ “fairy-tale” tax policies. When UK markets crashed following the announcement of the mini-budget by Liz Truss’ government, Rishi Sunak’s comments were widely shared on social media.
On his part, Rishi Sunak remained quiet throughout it all, witnessing the disastrous reign of his former rival. The Tory party backed Rishi Sunak for the position after Liz Truss announced that she would be leaving the office.
Sunak was born in the Southampton area of the United Kingdom to an Indian family. His mother was a pharmacist and his father was a general practitioner for the National Health Service (NHS).
As the first Indian-origin prime minister of the United Kingdom, Rishi Sunak – who has roots in Punjab – then announced his leadership bid again for the position.
As a matter of fact, Rishi Sunak is married to Akshata Murthy, daughter of Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy.