Kamala Harris has her root in IndiaKamala Harris was born to a Jamaican father and an Indian mother Shyamala Gopalan, a leading cancer researcher and activist, who was born in Chennai before she moved to the US for further study. Harris's maternal grandfather was born in Thulasenthirapuram, located about 320 km south of the city of Chennai. Shyamala was the daughter of PV Gopalan, a high-ranking civil servant. Kamala Harris grew up in Oakland and earned an undergraduate degree from Howard University followed by a law degree from the University of California, Hastings. Harris emerged as a fierce advocate for police reform and social justice in the Senate.
55-year-old Kamala Harris made history when Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden picked her as his vice-presidential running mate. Harris is the first American of Indian and Asian descent to run for vice-president.
California Senator Harris, if elected, would be the first woman vice president ever for the US. Harris is the first Indian-American to be elected district attorney of San Francisco, the first South Asian American to become a US senator and if elected on November 3, she will be the first person of Indian descent to hold a major political office in the United States.
Will she be hailed as a daughter of India.?