TORY leadership contender Rishi Sunak's wife Akshata Murty comes from one of India's richest families.

But who are they, and where does their wealth come from?

Who are Rishi Sunak's in-laws?

Former chancellor Rishi Sunak enjoyed a lucrative career as a banker before becoming an MP, and his wife's family are among India's most wealthy.

In 2020 it was reported that she owned shares in her father's company worth around £430million, which would make her richer than the Queen.

So how did Rishi's in-laws make their money?

Father – N.R. Narayana Murthy

Rishi Sunak's father-in-law N.R. Narayana Murthy, is an Indian billionaire and the co-founder of IT company Infosys.

The businessman, born on August 20, 1946, is said to be the sixth richest man in India.


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He now holds the title of chairman emeritus at the company after retiring.

He started the firm in 1981 and was the CEO from 1981 to 2002 as well as the chairman from 2002 to 2011.

He stepped down from the board in 2011.

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Time magazine described him as the "father of the Indian IT sector" thanks to his contribution to outsourcing.

Murthy has been listed among the 12 greatest entrepreneurs of our time by Fortune magazine

Mother – Sudha Murty

Sudha Murty, nee Kulkarni, born August 19, 1950, is an Indian engineering teacher, author and social worker.

She is the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation, which was founded in 1996.

Sudha began her professional career in computer science and engineering.

She is best known for her social work and her contribution to literature in Kannada and English, and has written a number of novels.

She's the daughter of surgeon Dr R. H. Kulkarni and his wife Vimala Kulkarni.

Sudha has two children with her husband, daughter Akshata, born in 1980, and a son, Rohan, who was born three years later.

Brother – Rohan Murty

Rohan Narayana Murty is an Indian technical officer and junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows.

He's the founder and chief technical officer of the digital transformation company Soroco, which specialises in automation using artificial intelligence.

He received a PhD in computer engineering from Harvard University in 2011.

Rohan married Lakshimi Venu, daughter of TVS Motors Chairman Venu Srinivasan, in June 2011, but divorced in 2015.

In December 2019 he married again – to Aparna Krishnan, the daughter of Kochi-based retired SBI employee Savithri Krishnan and former Indian Navy officer Commander KR Krishnan, in December 2019.

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He is also the founder of the Murthy Classical Library of India.

Both Akshata and Rohan spell the Murty surname without the 'H', like their mother.

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