Here in Borivli, kaju katri, black forest cake and aam ka panna were passed around as soon as the news broke at 10.52pm IST. Hordes of cameramen and reporters thronged the house along with scores of relatives, adding to the thrill of victory.
Dublin-born Leo is a medical doctor and the son of an Indian immigrant physician. He came out as openly gay in 2015. He also becomes the country's youngest leader and the first from an ethnic minority background. His position will be confirmed later this month when the Irish Parliament resumes.