British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak rarely uses personal words in an interview with Piers Morgan. Among other things, he tells how he fell in love with the billionaire daughter Akshata Murthy and how he proposed to her years later.
Rishi Sunak is the first British prime minister with Indian roots, Hindu beliefs – and a fortune even surpassing that of King Charles III. trumped. Sunak also has his wealthy wife to thank for this. Because Akshata Murthy is, so to speak, the daughter of the “Indian Steve Jobs”. Murthy’s father’s global IT company, Infosys, has a market value of 77 billion euros. She herself has an estimated private fortune of more than 700 million euros.
In a conversation as part of the “TalkTV” format, 42-year-old Sunak said to moderator Piers Morgan about his wife: “I know that she plays 100 percent outside of my league.” Murthy himself certainly sees this very differently – because she does apparently plays WITH him in a league. “I couldn’t do this job without their love and support,” Sunak added in the interview.
Sunak and Murthy met and fell in love while studying together at Stanford University. The British “Daily Mail” quotes the prime minister as saying that he felt “that special something” at the first meeting. He even swapped some of his fans to sit next to Murthy. After four years together, the two married in 2009 in Bengaluru, India.
In the TV interview with Piers Morgan, Sunak also revealed how he got on his knees during a stay at a five-star hotel in California. “We got engaged at a place called Half Moon Bay – it was the place where we met as students,” the Prime Minister was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail. They would have looked at the expensive hotels there, in which they could not imagine staying overnight at the time. But things turned out differently: “Then I surprised them and we went there and stayed. But before that we went for a walk on the cliffs and we were alone – so I proposed to her.”
The couple moved to the UK in 2013 and now live with their two daughters at 10 Downing Street as well as in an £8million townhouse in Kensington.
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