‘Indian son rises over the empire’: PM Rishi Sunak makes history and headlines in Delhi

He is the first non-white British prime minister

Emily Atkinson
Monday 24 October 2022 18:42 BST
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Rishi Sunak’s elevation as British prime minister has made headlines in India, with pundits there claiming his success has made history “come full circle”.

The former chancellor, who won the latest Tory leadership race on Monday, is the first person of Asian origin to become UK prime minister, just as Hindus across the world celebrate Diwali.

He is also the UK’s first Hindu PM and the youngest for more than 200 years at the age of 42.

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