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Rishi Sunak UK PM, Education, Parents, Religion, Wife and Children

Rishi Sunak is now the closest anyone of Indian origin has ever been to take charge as UK PM after his Conservative Party colleagues voted overwhelmingly in his favour with 137 votes in the final round on Wednesday.

Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak is a British politician who served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2020 to 2022, having previously served as chief secretary to the Treasury from 2019 to 2020. A member of the Conservative Party, he has been the Member of Parliament for Richmond since 2015. Elected for Richmond at the 2015 general election, he served in Theresa May’s second government as parliamentary under-secretary of state for local government. He voted three times in favour of May’s Brexit withdrawal agreement.

Rishi Sunak Education

Sunak was born on 12 May 1980 in Southampton, England and is currently 42 years old. Sunak attended Stroud School, a preparatory school in Romsey, Hampshire, and Winchester College, a boys’ independent boarding school. He read Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Lincoln College, Oxford, graduating with a first in 2001. In 2006, he gained an MBA from Stanford University, where he was a Fulbright scholar.

Rishi Sunak Parents

Sunak’s father’s name is Yashvir, and his mother’s name is Usha Sunak. He is the eldest of three siblings. Yashvir was born and raised in the Colony, and Protectorate of Kenya and Usha was born in Tanganyika. His grandparents were born in Punjab Province, British India, and migrated from East Africa with their children to the UK in the 1960s. Yashvir was a general practitioner, and Usha was a pharmacist who ran a local pharmacy.

Rishi Sunak Religion

Rishi Sunak Religion is Hindu. Rishi Sunak of Punjab comes from a Punjabi Khatri family. When a British newspaper asked about taking an oath by placing his hand on Bhagavad Gita, he answered it in his style. The sage said, ‘I am a citizen of Britain now, but my religion is Hindu. India is my religious and cultural heritage. I can proudly say that I am a Hindu, and being a Hindu is my identity. Sunak, who has a statue of Lord Ganesha on his desk, has also appealed to give up beef on religious grounds. He does not consume beef.

Rishi Sunak Wife

Rishi Sunak's wife's name is Akshata Narayan Murty
Rishi Sunak’s wife’s name is Akshata Narayan Murty. (BBC)

Rishi Sunak’s wife’s name is Akshata Narayan Murty. Akshata Narayan Murty is a British-based Indian fashion designer. She is the daughter of N. R. Narayana Murthy and Sudha Murthy, a founder of the Indian multi-national IT company Infosys. Murty was born in Hubli and raised by her paternal grandparents as her father, N. R. Narayana Murthy and her mother, Sudha Murty, worked to launch their technology company, Infosys.

Rishi Sunak’s wife, Akshata Narayan Murty, was educated in California and studied economics and French at Claremont McKenna College; she has a diploma in clothes manufacturing from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Stanford University.

Rishi Sunak Children Name

Rishi Sunak and his wife with their kids Krishna and Anoushka Sunak.
Rishi Sunak and his wife with their kids Krishna and Anoushka Sunak.

He met his wife Akshata at Stanford University in California, USA. They went on to tie the knot in a two-day wedding in Bangalore in 2009. Akshata is the daughter of Indian billionaire N. R. Narayana Murthy, founder of Infosys. Rishi Sunak has two daughters named Krishna and Anoushka Sunak. There is not much information available about Krishna Sunak and Anoushka Sunak because they do not appear in the media.

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