India born politician, Deepak Raj Gupta, took oath as the 1st Indian Australian member of capital of Australia Territory (ACT) law-makers on Tuesday.
Gupta was sworn in as MLA of Gungahlin constituency with a copy of Holy Bhagwad Gita in his hand. He is also the first Australian-Indian origin MLA from the Labour Party in ACT.
Born in a middle-class family, Deepak landed in Australia in 1989 with just 150 dollars in his pocket. He had to wash cars, worked in restaurants to continue his studies.
Gupta visited Australia to study information technology and was granted PR in the year 1991. He later worked as an Executive Officer in the Defence Department. He was also the President of Australia-India Business Council (AIBC) for 10 years and was also a member of the AIBC National Executive Board of Directors.