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Biography of Rishi Sunak | Indian Origin PM of Britain

Early Life of Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak was born on 12 May 1980 in Southampton, Hampshire to Yashvir and Usha Sunak.His grandparents were born in Punjab, India and emigrated to the UK from East Africa in the 1960s.

His father Yashvir was a general practitioner (GP) and his mother Usha was a pharmacist who ran a local pharmacy.

Rishi Sunak was privately educated at Winchester College. He then studied PPE at Lincoln College, Oxford, graduating in 2001. In 2006, Sunak obtained an MBA from Stanford University.

Rishi Sunak Career

Rishi Sunak worked as an analyst for investment bank Goldman Sachs between 2001 and 2004.He then worked for hedge fund management firm The Children’s Investment Fund Management, becoming a partner in September 2006.

He left in November 2009 to join other former colleagues at new hedge fund firm Theleme Partners which launched in October 2010 with an initial $700 million.

Sunak was also a director of investment firm Catamaran Ventures owned by his father-in-law Indian businessman N. R. Narayana Murthy.

Rishi Sunak as MP

Rishi Sunak was selected as the Conservative candidate for Richmond (Yorks) in October 2014. Rishi Sunak was elected as MP for the constituency in the 2015 general election with a majority of 19,550 (36.2%).

Rishi Sunak was re-elected as MP in the 2017 general election, with an increased majority of 23,108 (40.5%).

He was Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Local Government between January 2018 and July 2019.

He was re-elected in the 2019 general election with an increased majority of 27,210 (47.2%).

Rishi Sunak was appointed as Chief Secretary to the Treasury by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on 24 July 2019. He became a member of the Privy Council the next day.

Rishi Sunak was promoted to Chancellor of the Exchequer on 13 February 2020 as part of a cabinet reshuffle, after the resignation of his predecessor Sajid Javid on the same day.

Rishi Sunak, the son-in-law of Infosys Co-founder Narayana Murthy, will join Home secretary Priti Patel on the top government bench as the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Earlier, Pakistani-origin Sajid Javid resigned as Chancellor in a shock move in one of the biggest shakeups since Johnson won a thumping majority in the December 2019 general election



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