‘Are you joking?’ Sudha Murty's 10 Downing Street address stuns UK immigration officer
Sudha Murty, acclaimed author and philanthropist, has been facing a unique problem lately: people in UK refuse to believe that she is the mother-in-law of the United Kingdom's first Indian-origin Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak. Murty, who is married to Infosys co-founder and businessman Narayan Murthy, has a simple appearance that can often deceive people.
During a recent episode of “The Kapil Sharma Show”, Murty, 72, shared an anecdote about an immigration officer who refused to believe her residential address when she wrote "10 Downing Street" on the form. 10 Downing Street is the official residence and office of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Sudha Murty's daughter, Akshata, is married to Rishi Sunak, who currently resides at 10 Downing Street.
“Once when I had gone, they asked me my residential address. ‘Where are you staying in London?’ My elder sister was with me and I thought should I write '10 Downing Street'. My son also lives there (in UK), but I didn’t remember his complete address. But I finally wrote 10 Downing Street,” Murty recalled on the popular show.
Murty said that the immigration officer looked at her incredulously and asked, "Are you joking?!" She responded, "Nahi, sachchi bolti hu" (No, I am telling you the truth).
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