Meet Sunita Williams’ husband and children as she is in the spotlight on social media after business tycoon Anand Mahindra shared a selfie on Twitter.
Anand Mahindra, billionaire businessman and chairman of the Mahindra Group, tweeted a selfie. The message quickly aroused the interest of Internet users.
Anand Mahindra and Mukesh Ambani, two prominent Indian businessmen, were in Washington for the US State Dinner hosted by President Joe Biden for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Mahindra kept his “promise” by sharing some interesting anecdotes from his trip to the United States. The Mahindra Group Chairman posted the selfie he took on the streets of Washington using the microblogging platform.
He sent the selfie on twitter with the message “I guess it was what they would call a ‘Washington moment’.”
He said: “Mukesh Ambani, Vrinda Kapoor and I were talking with the Commerce Secretary after the technical handshake meeting yesterday, and we missed the group shuttle for the next lunch.
“When we met NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, we attempted to call an Uber.”
As expected, the tweet caught the attention of netizens and received over a million views till this article was published.
Sunita also grabbed attention through this post, so people want to know more about the astronaut’s life. Who is Sunita Williams’ husband? Let’s find out.
Meet Sunita Williams’ husband Michael J. Williams and their kids
Sunita Williams is happily married to her husband, Michael J. Williams. Both were helicopter pilots early in their careers, and the couple have been married for more than 20 years.
They share a house in a suburb of Houston, Texas. On November 12, 2010, she appeared with her pet Jack Russell terrier, Gorby, on the National Geographic Channel television show Dog Whisperer.
Michael is now federal police officer in Oregon. As a result, little about his profession is revealed to the media and the public.
Moreover, although he is a federal policeman, he also devotes his time to the happiness of the family and often goes out with them.
The couple have no born children. But, Sunita declared her wish to adopt an Indian girl from Gujarat in 2012.
However, the couple did not adopt any at that time and have yet to adopt a child. But the pair could do so in the future.
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Sunita Williams family: Meet her parents and siblings
Sunita Williams is from Needham, Massachusetts, born in Euclid, Ohio to her parents on September 19, 1965.
Ursuline Bonnie (Zalokar) Pandya and Deepak Pandya are the parents of the famous astronaut and Marine.
Deepak is a Neuroanatomist from Mumbai, India and is of Mumbai-Indian American ancestry. Meanwhile, Ursuline is an American of Slovenian descent.
The astronaut was the youngest of three children. Her sister Dina Annad is three years older than her, while her brother Jay Thomas is four years older.
Williams’ mother’s family is Slovenian, while his paternal family hails from Jhulasan in the Mehsana region of Gujarat, India.
In honor of his Indian and Slovenian ancestors, Williams sent the Slovenian flag, a samosa and a Carniolan sausage into orbit.
In 1987, Sunita earned a Bachelor of Science in Physical Science from the US Naval Academy.
She completed a Master of Science in Engineering Management at the Florida Institute of Technology in 1995.