Rishi Sunak is one of the most talked about individuals on the internet. And it is not just because he is the first Indian-origin Prime Minister; he is trending because of his background and political growth, which is rare. At the age of 42, he became the youngest prime minister of England in the history of the last 200 years with just seven years of political experience. Even before becoming the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister, he served the nation as Finance minister. His leadership qualities and adoption of some economic policies helped to manage the economy during the covid period.
Rishi Sunak was born on 12th May 1980 in Southampton General Hospital of England. He has two more siblings, and he is the youngest of all. Rishi Sunak’s background and mainly his blood lineage are hot topics on the internet. An article recently took over the internet, mostly about connections with Rishi Sunak.
‘India claims that Rishi Sunak is of Indian Origin as his grandparents migrated from undivided India under British rule. Pakistan also claims that Rishi Sunak is their son, as his grandfather was born on their land. Kenya claims that Rishi Sunak’s father, Yashveer Sunak, was born in Kenya; they also claim his Origin. U.K. says Rishi Sunak was born in Southampton, U.K., so he is a Britisher! South Africa also claims its Origin, as Rishi’s mother, Usha, was born there! India also claims that RishiSunak is their son-in-law as he is married to Akshata Murthy, daughter of Narayana Murthy! USA now enters the battlefield claiming that since Akshata Murthy is a U.S. citizen, Rishi is their son-in-law.
Moral of the story –
Success has many Relatives. Meanwhile, failure is an Orphan.”
The quote above proves how different countries are claiming their relation with Rishi Sunak, creating a buzz around Rishi Sunak’s citizenship worldwide.
Rishi Sunak attended Stroud School, a preparatory school in Romsey, and Winchester College, a boy’s independent boarding school.
He was a Fullbright scholar at Stanford University. He completed his graduation in 2001 from Lincoln College, Oxford. And later, he studied Economics, Politics, and Philosophy at Lincoln College. But his formal education journey didn’t stop there; he went on to gain an MBA from Stanford University and earned the degree in 2006.
Sunak worked as a waiter at a curry house in Southampton during his summer holidays. In his University days, He worked as an intern at Conservative Campaign Headquarters.
Rishi Sunak also worked as an analyst for Goldman Sachs (one of the most renowned investment banks in the world) between 2001 and 2004. After that, he also worked in The Children’s Investment Fund Management, a top-rated hedge fund with nearly 27 billion dollars under management.
After leaving his job in The Children’s Investment Fund Management, He joined his former colleagues at a new hedge fund firm in California. Sunak also worked as a director of his father-in-law, Narayan Murthy’s investment firm, Catamaran Ventures, from 2013 to 2015.
Rishi Sunak started his political career in 2010 by joining the conservative party. He was selected as a candidate of the conservative party for Richmond (yorks) in October 2014, defeating Wendy Morton. This particular seat is a stronghold of the conservative party, and they have controlled it for over 100 years. He won as a Member of Parliament for his constituency at the 2015 general election with a majority of 19,550. Sunak was again re-elected for the same constituency at the 2017 general election with an increased majority of 23,108.
Sunak served as a member of the Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs Select Committee during his political career from 2015 to 2017. He also served as Parliamentary under-secretary of state for local government from January 2018 and July 2019.
Sunak was also the head of the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Research Unit of the center-right think tank policy exchange in 2014, and for them, he co-wrote a report on BME communities in the U.K. In 2016, He wrote a report for a Thatcherite think-tank – the Centre for Policy Studies.
Sunak is known to be a family man. He married Akshata Murty in August 2009, and they have two daughters, Krishna and Anoushka.
Sunak and Akshata met while studying at Stanford University in the U.S. He is known to be a cricket, tennis, and horse racing fan. He also mentioned that he is a coca cola addict.
We have given you all the details about the current Prime Minister of the Uk, but now we will also help you by telling you some great qualities of Rishi Sunak that you can learn from him and use in your own life to be successful.
When many people protested liberalization and atheism, He went to different temples in the U.K. and offered his prayers there. A video went viral where He was even doing puja of a cow, a famous Hindu tradition. Even after being in such a high position and a center of attraction for western media, he showed the guts to show off his faith and fully celebrate his culture and traditions. Rishi Sunak took his oath as an M.P. at the House of Commons on the Bhagavad Gita.
Rishi Sunak is a prevalent person in England. Many people have faith in him. We all know that England has been going through some tough economic times since the COVID-19 outbreak. From inflation to the unemployment rate, everything is increasing at a high-speed rate in England, and the economy is in a precarious condition. During this time, people had faith in him. Rishi Sunak is well versed in economics, and citizens appreciate even his role as the finance minister of the U.K. At this moment of the financial crisis, he is an excellent choice to manage the U.K. economy and make a stunning comeback.
Rishi Sunak is the spark that burned the government of Boris Johnson. He was the first man in Boris’s cabinet who resigned; at that point, he was the finance minister, but he took the risk to get a better position. Even after having a dream career as an investment banker in one of the dream job destinations for lakhs of people and the firm Goldman Sachs, he chose to go for MBA and then other jobs. He knew that showcasing his faith in the Hindu traditions may also lead him to become a target for western media; he still didn’t change his stand.
He has always stood up for what he thought to be correct, and he is famous for his quality of taking strong stands. He took a stand for his traditional and religious values and was very strong and determined about his economic policies and ideas.
But even after having some good points, he also has some flaws. When he first declared that he would fight for the Prime Ministership of the U.K., a video got viral on the internet and spread like wildfire. In that video, Sunak said he had no friends from the working class, which disappointed many people. Many people criticized him for making such a classist statement. They said he would be a Prime Minister only for the aristocrats, and one of his political opponents called him ‘A PM for the few .’
Criticism is a part of growth, and every successful person who has achieved something in their life must go through it. He was also not an exception.
But we are sure that he will come out of all these criticisms and prove his qualities as a worthy leader. In one of his interviews, he said that his statement of not having any working-class friends is actually “silly.”
History will judge his performance as Prime Minister and whether he was able to run the U.K. swiftly or not, but we all should learn from his leadership qualities and try to achieve such big things in our life.