Home / News / World /  Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy's son-in-law Rishi Sunak joins Boris Johnson's cabinet

Infosys co-founder N.R. Narayana Murthy's son-in-law Rishi Sunak is among the three Indians to have found place in British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's new cabinet team. The two other Indians to have been inducted in the new cabinet are Alok Sharma and Priti Patel.

Rishi Sunak, the 38-year-old Conservative party MP for Richmond (Yorkshire) is a pro-Brexit campaigner who has now replaced Liz Truss as the Chief Secretary to the Treasury. Born in UK, Sunak's mother was a pharmacist while his father worked in the National Health Service (NHS) as a general practitioner father. He met Narayana Murthy’s daughter Akshata Murthy in California and married her later on.

The Oxford University and Stanford MBA graduate co-founded a £1 billion global investment firm and specialised in investing in small British businesses before his entry to the British Parliament in the 2015 general election.

Last year, Sunak was inducted into the UK government by the then British Prime Minister Theresa May as the parliamentary under-secretary of state in the ministry of housing, communities and local government.

He was among the prominent Indian-origin campaigners in favour of Britain’s exit from the EU in the June 2016 referendum, pushing for closer ties with Commonwealth countries like India.

Theresa May’s ministerial team had four Indian-origin MPs, including Sunak, Goan-origin Suella Fernandes, Sailesh Vara and Alok Sharma.

In the new Boris Johnson government, Priti Patel has been appointed as Britain's first Indian-origin home secretary while Alok Sharma is the new International Development Secretary.

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