Leo Varadkar is an Irish politician and physician. In 2020, he was appointed Tánaiste and minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment. In June 2017, he succeeded Enda Kenny as the leader of the ‘Fine Gael Party’ and was soon nominated as Taoiseach (prime minister) by ‘Dáil Éireann’ (the Assembly of Ireland), which was approved by the president of Ireland. A professionally qualified doctor, Varadkar was the health minister from 2014 to 2016. He has also served as the minister of Transport, Tourism and Sport and the minister of Social Protection. The son of an Indian immigrant, he came out publicly as gay in 2015, becoming the first openly gay Irish government minister and the first Irish minister of Indian origin. Politically active since his college days, he ventured deep into politics in the late-2000s. Elected to ‘Dáil Éireann’ in 2007, he went on to hold many important positions in the Irish government, earning a reputation for being a highly intelligent, honest, and hardworking man. His appointment as the prime minister is significant in the political history of Ireland due to several reasons; he is not only the country’s first openly gay Taoiseach, but also the youngest and the first of Indian origin.