Javid, who has an English wife, is a rising star in Conservative, nay British, politics. A former banker, he has risen swiftly through the ranks and is even tipped to become a future party leader.
Previously, Keith Vaz was a minister of state in a Labour government. But no one of Indian descent has ever been appointed a cabinet minister in Britain until now. In 2010, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, who is of Pakistani extraction, became a cabinet minister, the first Asian to be thus elevated.