Rishi Sunak is appointed as Britain’s new Prime Minister

The first person of Indian origin to hold the position

Rishi Sunak, the 57th prime minister of the UK, is the first person of Indian origin to hold the position.

After Boris Johnson’s death in July, the latest remarkable turn in UK politics was capped by Sunak’s speech to the country outside 10 Downing Street upon his appointment by King Charles III.

On Wednesday night, Rishi Sunak attended a Diwali reception at 10 Downing Street and promised to provide Britain a bright future.

He wished everyone well and shared a photo of his family enjoying the festival of lights at his home, saying he would do all it takes to create a country in which the next generation can light their “Diyas” and have hope for the future. Rishi Sunak stated in a tweet, “Brilliant to drop into tonight’s Diwali reception in No10. I will do everything I can in this job to build a Britain where our children and our grandchildren can light their Diyas and look to the future with hope. Happy #Diwali everyone!”

Rishi Sunak, 42, is both an Indian and a Pakistani by heritage. He was born in Southampton to Hindu-Punjabi parents, although his grandparents were from Gujranwala, which is now in Pakistan’s Punjab region.