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Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced the Winter Economy Plan which aims to help the economy in supporting businesses and workers hit hard by new coronavirus restrictions. But what is known of his life away from his role in Parliment?
How many children does Rishi Sunak have?
Rishi Sunak and wife Akshata Murthy have two daughters together Krishna and Anoushka.
He met his wife Akshata at Stanford University in California, USA.
They went on to tie the knot in a two-day wedding in Bangalore in 2009.
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Not much is known of his daughters as he keeps them out of the public eye.
Although on his UK Parliament About Me page, the Chancellor does give an insight into his family life.
He said: “I have been lucky to live, study and work internationally.
“I met my wife, Akshata, in California where we lived for a number of years before returning home.
“We have two daughters, Krishna and Anoushka, who keep us busy and entertained.”
On his website, Mr Sunak also opens up on his childhood and his relationship with his parents.
He said: “I grew up watching my parents serve our local community with dedication.
“My dad was an NHS family GP, and my mum ran her own local chemist shop.
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“My parents sacrificed a great deal so I could attend good schools.
“I was lucky to study at Winchester College, Oxford University and Stanford University.
“That experience changed my life, and as a result, I am passionate about ensuring everybody has access to a great education.
“I have been a school governor, a board member of a large youth club, and have always volunteered my time to education programmes that spread opportunity.”
He also opened up on his childhood in an interview with the BBC in 2019.
Mr Sunak said: “My parents emigrated here, so you’ve got this generation of people who are born here, their parents were not born here, and they’ve come to this country to make a life.
“In terms of cultural upbringing, I’d be at the temple at the weekend – I’m a Hindu – but I’d also be at [Southampton Football Club] the Saints game as well on a Saturday – you do everything, you do both.”
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