Netizens have expressed curiosity in Rishi Sunak's religion as he is the front-runner to succeed Boris Johnson as Conservative leader and prime minister. Is he Muslim, Hindu, or Jewish?
Sunak, who is of Punjabi descent and was born in Southampton on May 12, 1980, has represented Richmond (Yorks) in parliament since 2015. He previously held the positions of Exchequer Chancellor from 2020 to 2022 and Chief Secretary to the Treasury from 2019 to 2020.
Rishi Sunak Religion: Is Rishi Sunak Jewish, Muslim or Hindu?
Rishi Sunak is a politician who is Hindu rather than Jewish or Muslim.
The 42-year-old has taken his oath before the House of Commons on the Bhagavad Gita, a Hindu book.
Rishi identified himself as a British Indian and claimed to be wholly British when asked about his relationship to Business Standard. However, he and his wife are both Indian in terms of their religious and cultural heritage.
He freely admits to being a Hindu. Sunak has always shown his pride in being a Hindu and in his heritage. He abstains from alcohol and proudly upholds his parents' cultural beliefs as well as his religion.