Narayana Murthy's son-in-law to move next door to Boris Johnson, becomes finance minister
First Published 13, Feb 2020, 8:26 PM IST
Prime Minister of United Kingdom Boris Johnson appointed Indian-origin politician Rishi Sunak as the new finance minister in a Cabinet reshuffle on February 13
Rishi Sunak will join home secretary Priti Patel on the government bench as UK chancellor of the exchequer.
He became the finance minister after the Pakistani origin Sajid Javid resigned as Chancellor, in one of the biggest shakeups since Johnson won a thumping majority in the December 2019 general election.
Sunak is set to move into No. 11 Downing Street, next door to the Prime Minister's Office as he takes charge of the second most important government position as finance minister. He earlier worked as a chief secretary to the treasury.
Sunak is also the son-in-law of Narayana Murthy and Sudha Murthy.