Rishi Sunak: The UK Prime Minister with many ‘firsts’  

As Rishi Sunak assumes charge of the government in the UK, here are all the ‘firsts’ that have happened in the UK government with his takeover 

Sunak is the UK’s first prime minister of south Asian descent, 
with both of his parents of Punjabi Indian descent, from Kenya and Tanzania 

His parents emigrated to the UK in the 1960s. His father worked as a doctor for the National Health Service and his mother opened a pharmacy 

Rishi Sunak is also the
first Hindu Prime Minister of the UK

Rishi Sunak is a practising Hindu. However, he seldom talks about his religion

At 42 years, Rishi Sunak is also the youngest Prime Minister of the UK in modern political history

Sunak has had the fastest rise in the modern era from being elected as an MP to becoming Prime Minister, after just seven years 

Born in the year 1980, Sunak can also be counted as the first millennial to enter Downing Street

Rishi Sunak will be the first Prime Minister who represents a Yorkshire constituency

Rishi Sunak is married to Akshata Murty, a UK-based Indian fashion designer and businesswoman and daughter of Infosys founder Narayana Murthy

Together, Rishi and Akshata have a net worth of  £730 million as of 2022, as per the UK Rich List 2022, making them one of the richest couple in the UK


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