LONDON: Anoushka Sunak, the daughter of UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak performed Kuchipudi along with many children in London on Friday.
The nine-year-old’s performance was part of ‘Rang’- International Kuchipudi Dance Festival 2022, the largest inclusive inter-generational festival of this dance form in the UK.
Close to 100 artists between the age group of 4-85 years, including live musicians, elderly contemporary dance artists ( 65+ years performing group), a wheelchair dancer with learning disabilities, international bursary students from Natarang Group, Poland were part of the event.
Anoushka’s mother Akshata Murty, the daughter of Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy, attended the dance event, along with Rishi Sunak’s parents.
Rishi Sunak is the 57th Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and the first Indian-origin person to hold the office.
The Indian-origin former chancellor has overturned the norm by moving back into the smaller flat above 10 Downing Street, which is usually used as the home of the Chancellor of Exchequer.
“We thought it would be nice for him (Chancellor Jeremy Hunt) to have that bit of extra space so I thought that was the right thing to do,” Mr Sunak told the Times newspaper.
At 42, Mr Sunak is the youngest British Prime Minister in 200 years. He is the first Hindu in the highest office of state and has a Ganesha statue adorning his desk.