Know all about Ireland’s Indian-origin Prime Minister Leo Varadkar

first_imgRecently Leo Varadkar was elected as Prime Minister of Ireland. He will succeed Enda Kenny as Taoiseach of Ireland.He defeated his rival Simon Coveney by accumulating 60 per cent of the votes to lead Fine Gael party. Varadkar will be confirmed as PM only when Irish parliament meets next on June 13.Listed below are some interesting facts about Varadkar:At 39, he will be the youngest person ever and the first from an ethnic minority background to become the Prime Minister of IrelandHe will be Ireland’s first gay prime ministerHe was born to Ashok Varadkar, a doctor from Mumbai and Miriam, an Irish nurse, on January 18, 1979 in DublinLeo is fondly called as LuvLeo Varadkar, a doctor by profession had interned as a trainee doctor at Mumbai’s KEM Hospital for one month during his training periodHe and his two older sisters were raised in Dublin and went on to attend Trinity College in Dublin, where he studied medicineHis last visit to India was in 2011 as the Sports and Transport Minister of Ireland.Ireland decriminalised homosexuality in 1993. In the year 2015, Ireland also became the first country to adopt gay marriages.Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to [email protected]last_img read more