Rishi Sunak becomes first British Indian Prime Minister of the UK

By UK India Business Council (UKIBC)

Former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has been appointed Leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Mr Sunak succeeds outgoing Prime Minister Liz Truss after having gained the support of well over half of Conservative MPs – the only candidate to officially meet the 100 MP requirement to advance to the leadership election.

He will become the UK’s first British Indian Prime Minister, a testament to the living bridge that brings so much to both our countries.

The new Prime Minister was born in Southampton and is a practicing Hindu. After studying at the University of Oxford, he met his wife Akshata Murty, daughter of Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy, at Stanford University.

The UKIBC wishes to send our congratulations to Mr Sunak and we look forward to working with him and his Government to advance the UK-India trade and investment relationship.


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