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Sri's parents, Mr. & Mrs. B.P. and Anu Rao, during their early years in America in the 1960s. Photo courtesy Sri Rao.
Sri's parents were one of the very first Indian immigrants to settle in Harrisburg, PA in the 1960s. Photo courtesy Sri Rao.
Sri's father B.P. Rao immigrated to America in 1959 to study Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech. He was one of the first Indians to receive his green card in 1965, when immigration restrictions from India and other Asian countries were loosened. Photo courtesy Sri Rao.
Sri grew up in Mechanicsburg, PA. His family was one of the few families of color in the entire town. Photo courtesy Sri Rao.
Like many first-generation Indian-American kids, Sri grew up with a love of Bollywood films, which is how he learned the language and culture of his parents' homeland. Photo courtesy Sri Rao.
Sri's family never could have imagined that an Indian-American would make it all the way to the White House. Photo courtesy Sri Rao.