Sunak, Nova and Akshata
Britain’s PM Sunak has a pet dog named Nova. It gave its first glimpse to the world on Monday at Downing Street with the Sunak family. It was a cute photo for the British media but people in India who saw this photo sent thousands of prayers for Sunak. Sunak and his wife Akshata entered Downing Street holding Murthy Nova.
Sunak has not only shared these photographs on Facebook and Instagram but has also made it a cover image. Sunak’s roots are associated with the country where the British ruled for many years. He is part of a family that has suffered the pain of slavery. In such a situation, sharing this picture on behalf of Sunak after reaching 10 Downing Street is like sprinkling salt on the British burn.
The family saw the partition
Rishi Sunak comes from a Punjabi Khatri family. Rishi’s grandfather Ramdas Sunak lived in Gunjrawala who had migrated to Pakistan after partition. Ramdas left Gunjrawala in 1935 and came to Nairobi to work as a clerk. Michael Ashcroft, who wrote the biography of Rishi, has told that Ramdas Sunak went to Nairobi due to the deteriorating relationship between Hindu and Muslim. Ramdas’s wife Suhag Rani Sunak had come to Delhi from Gunjrawala and was accompanied by her mother-in-law. After this she went to Kenya in 1937.
According to family sources, Ramdas was an accountant who later became an administrative officer in Kenya. Ramdas and Suhag Rani had six children, three sons and three daughters. Rishi’s father Yashveer Sunak was one of them who was born in Nairobi in 1949. In the year 1966, Yashveer came to Liverpool and studied medicine from Liverpool University here. He currently resides in South Hampton. All three daughters of Ramdas Sunak studied in India.
Nana associated with the monarchy
Rishi’s maternal grandfather Raghubir Beri was a resident of Punjab. Then he went to Tanzania as a railway engineer. Here he married Tanzania-born Saraksha Sunak. According to the biograph, Saraksha had gone to the UK in 1966 on a one-way ticket that she had bought after selling her wedding jewellery. Berry also moved to the UK and worked there with Inland Revenue for several years.
After this, he became the Member of Order under the British Monarchy in the year 1988. The couple had three children, one of whom was Rishi’s mother Usha. He earned a degree in Pharmacology from Ashton University in 1972. The parents first met in Leicester and they got married in 1977.
Sunak born in Indian family
42-year-old Sunak was born in Southampton, UK to an Indian family. His grandparents were from Punjab. Son of a Pharmacist mother and Doctor father, Sunak studied at one of the most famous schools in England, Winchester. After this he went to Oxford University for further studies. He worked in ‘Goldman Sachs Group Inc’ and later did his MBA from Stanford University located in California, USA.
Oath of Bhagavad Gita
It was here that he met his wife Akshata Murthy, the daughter of Narayana Murthy, co-founder of Infosys. He married Akshata in 2009 and the couple has two daughters, named Krishna and Anushka. Sunak became a Member of Parliament from Richmond, Yorkshire in 2015. He took oath as an MP on the Bhagavad Gita in the Parliament. today