Celebrations in Ludhiana as Rishi Sunak becomes UK PM
Celebrations erupted in this little town in Punjab's Ludhiana area as Rishi Sunak became Britain's first Indian-origin Prime Minister. While it is well known that Sunak's paternal grandparents were from Gujranwala, Pakistan, many people are unaware that the UK PM's maternal grandfather (nana) Raghubir Sain Berry is from Jassowal Sudan village in Ludhiana.
Raghubir Berry, a businessman from Ludhiana, traveled to Africa few years ago. When the government in India ordered the expulsion of Indians in 1972, the Berry family relocated to England and settled down. Raghubir Berry, 92, now resides in London.
Uger Sain Berry, Bhim Sain Berry, Vikramjeet Sain Berry, and Gandharv Sain Berry were Raghubir Berry's four brothers. Raghubir Berry, a Ludhiana businessman, visited Africa a few years ago. When the Indian government ordered the expulsion of Indians in 1972, the Berry family moved to England and settled. Raghubir Berry, 92, is now living in London. Raghubir Berry's four brothers were Uger Sain Berry, Bhim Sain Berry, Vikramjeet Sain Berry, and Gandharv Sain Berry.
Berry described it as a proud moment to watch an Indian-origin person become prime minister of the country that formerly governed India.
"Our country had been a British colony for 200 years, and today Rishi Sunak, who has Indian ancestors, is the Prime Minister of Britain. It is a privilege for my family,” Berry stated.