Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris said that it would be a matter of pride to associate the word Vice President with my name, but even then, to be called ‘Momala’ would always be dear to her.
Harris said in an interview to a magazine, ‘Family is everything to me as well. Both children (stepchildren) call me by the name of Momala. This address means a lot to me. Harris prefers to be called American rather than associating herself with any color or country. Harris’s maternal uncle Gopalan Balachandran lives in New Delhi. According to him, Harris likes India. He loves American food, so South Indian cuisine is equally dear. He also loves Indian music.
-Kamala Harris was born on 20 October 1964 in Auckland (California). Her full name is Kamala Devi Harris.
-Kamala’s father Donald Harris has been a professor of economics at Stanford University.
-My Shyamala Gopalan was a breast cancer specialist who died in 2009.
PV Gopalan, a maternal grandfather of Kamala, was an eminent civil servant and freedom fighter.
Kamala has come to Basant Nagar, Chennai, where her maternal grandfather lived.
-In childhood, she used to walk on the beach with Nana. Kamala said, “I was not intelligent then, but the influence of those days made me who I am today.”
Harris was raised by his mother Shyamala after the parents’ divorce.
-Kamala studied at Westmount High School in Washington DC. She was also elected to the Student Council.
– Graduated in 1986 from Harvard University and a law degree from Hastings College in 1989.
In 2014, Kamala is married to lawyer Douglas Amhoff. She is the step mother of two children Cole and Ella.
-Mehoff and Kamala met suddenly. After this, Amhoff divorced his wife.
Harris is the first Indian-American to become a senator in the US in 2016.
She was also the Attorney General of California from 2011 to 2016.
-Harris has also written three books. His names are Smart on Crime, The Truths We Hold: An American Journey and Superheroes Are Everywhere.
-Kamla had also claimed the presidency from the Democratic Party. However, his campaign was engulfed in controversy when he withdrew his name in December 2019.
-Kamala’s style of speech brought him recognition throughout America. He was known as a rising star in the party.