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Indians laud Rishi Sunak becoming U.K.'s first nonwhite PM

Modi talks of 'living bridge'; other lndians revel in turning tables on old colonial power

Rishi Sunak waves outside Conservative Party headquarters in London on Oct. 24 after being named the U.K.'s next prime minister.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- As Hindus across the world celebrated the Diwali festival of lights on Monday, Rishi Sunak was named Britain's first prime minister of Indian ancestry.

The U.K.'s new leader will be the first nonwhite lawmaker to enter No. 10 Downing St., and at the age of 42, he is also the youngest in more than two centuries.

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