Rishi honored with sand sculpture

However, a few people have suggested that the design is more like Tony Blair, the former Labor Party leader and Prime Minister from 1997 to 2007.

“Mate, that’s Tony Blair,” an observer said on Twitter. Another added: “I didn’t know Tony Blair was serving another term.”

Sunak became the UK’s first Hindu Prime Minister on Tuesday at the age of 42, the first of Asian descent and the youngest in more than 200 years.

His success was met with applause in India and was splashed on the front page of their national newspapers.

Sunak has said he is a “proud Hindu”. He swore his oath as a Member of Parliament on the Bhagvad Gita, a revered Hindu text.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Mr Sunak and said: “Special Diwali wishes to the ‘living bridge’ of British Indians as we transform our historic ties into a modern partnership.”

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