The grandparents of Rishi Sunak are from India.

On Tuesday, Rishi Sunak's relatives in Ludhiana, Punjab, expressed their joy at his appointment as British Prime Minister 

And noted that it is an occasion for pride to have someone of Indian ancestry lead the nation that once ruled India.

Subhash Berry, a relative of Rishi Sunak's mother Usha Sunak, resides here along with other family members.

Raghubir Berry, Subhash Berry's uncle and Rishi Sunak's maternal grandfather, reportedly travelled to Ludhiana after his wife passed away.

92-year-old Raghubir Berry currently resides in London.

He claimed that Raghubir Berry had migrated to East Africa with a few other members of his family. Raghubir Berry later moved to the UK.

He declared it to be a source of pride when an individual of Indian descent was appointed prime minister of the nation that formerly ruled India.

As the first prime minister of Indian descent in Britain, Rishi Sunak assumed office on Tuesday. 

The youngest British prime minister in 210 years is the 42-year-old former investment banker who has transitioned into politics. He is also the first Hindu prime minister of Britain.