Not only Vice President-elect of the United States, Kamala Harris, has relatives in India, but US President-elect Joe Biden also has an Indian connection.

According to reports, when Biden came to India in 2013, he told an audience that his distant relatives live in Mumbai.

Biden travelled to Mumbai in 2013 on his first Vice Presidential trip to India.

During his address in the Bombay Stock Exchange on July 24, 2013, Biden spoke about the story of the Bidens from Mumbai.

However, no one in Mumbai has so far claimed that he is a relative of US President-elect Biden.

The 77-year-old Democrat is all set to take oath as the 46th US President within two months.

Biden said his “great, great, great, great, great grandfather” had worked in the East India Company.

He came to know about it through a letter that he had received from someone by the last name of Biden from Mumbai after he became a senator.

He spoke about the letter during his visit to Mumbai in 2013 as the Vice President of the US.

After two years, Biden during a programme in Washington said there are five Bidens who live in Mumbai.

Biden, then Vice President of the US, told a Washington audience: “There are five Bidens in Mumbai, India.”

The event was organised in 2015 by the Confederation of Indian Industry and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of India-US civil nuclear deal.

Meanwhile, 55-year-old Kamala Harris is the first-time senator from California and is the first American of Indian and Asian descent to run for Vice President of the US.

“We always knew Kamala was going to win (but) I am yet to speak to her,” Harris’ aunt Dr Sarala Gopalan, who lives in Chennai, told NDTV on Sunday.

Dr Gopalan is fondly referred to in Tamil as ‘chithi (aunt)’ by Harris.


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