Sudha Murthy, Now a Rajya Sabha MP: PM Modi Highlights Her Presence and Empowering Women; Infosys Started with an Investment of ₹10,000

Renowned author and social worker Sudha Murthy has been nominated for the Rajya Sabha. Sudha Murthy is the wife of renowned industrialist and Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy. She is the daughter-in-law of British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

PM Narendra Modi’s Announcement on Social Media Platform X

Prime Minister Narendra Modi provided this information on the social media platform X on Friday (March 8th). In his post, PM Modi wrote that Sudha Murthy has been nominated for the Rajya Sabha by the President of India, Dravida Murmu. Her presence in the Rajya Sabha is a strong representation of women’s empowerment. She has been inspirational in social work, philanthropy, and the field of education.

After being nominated to the Rajya Sabha, Sudha Murthy said, “I am happy, but now I feel that I have a big responsibility. Prime Minister Modi has praised my work before. I am grateful to him. I am happy that I have now found a big platform to help the poor.”

Sudha Murthy’s Contributions Recognized with Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri

Sudha Murthy is renowned for her contributions to Kannada and English literature. Beyond being an author, she is also a teacher and social worker. Sudha Murthy has previously served as the Chairperson of Infosys Foundation.

In recognition of her social work in 2006, she was honored with the fourth-highest civilian award in India, the Padma Shri. In 2023, she was honored with India’s third-highest civilian award, the Padma Bhushan.

PM Rishi Sunak of Britain is Sudha Murthy’s Son-in-law

Sudha Murthy was born on August 19, 1950, in a Brahmin family in Hubli, Karnataka. Her father, R.H. Kulkarni, was a surgeon, and her mother, Vimala Kulkarni, was a teacher. Murthy’s upbringing was shaped by her parents and grandparents.

Sudha Murthy married Narayana Murthy in 1978. They have two children – Akshata Murthy and Rohan Murthy. Akshata Murthy is the wife of British Chancellor Rishi Sunak. Rohan Murthy is the founder of a software development firm based in the United States, Soroco.

Infosys’ Journey to Becoming a Top Indian Company

After giving 10 thousand rupees, Infosys started, today the market cap is 6,69,920.64 crores. Infosys is now included in the top 10 valuable companies in India. It is the second-largest tech company after Tata Group’s TCS. Infosys’ market cap is 6,69,920.64 crores. Its business spans across many countries including America and England.

The Early Days of Infosys

In 1981, Narayan Murthy started Infosys with six friends. Sudha Murthy mentioned in many interviews that when Narayan Murthy was planning to start the company, they used to live in a small room with his wife Sudha Murthy.

Financial Struggles at the Beginning

The name of the company was not yet decided, but there was a shortage of money. At that time, to raise funds, Narayan Murthy borrowed 10,000 rupees from his wife.

Sudha Murthy’s Educational Journey

Among the engineering department, she was the only female. Four years ago, in an interview, Sudha Murthy revealed that she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from B.V.B. College of Engineering and Technology (now known as KLE Technological University) in Karnataka.

She pursued a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Science. Later, she was awarded a gold medal from the current CM of Karnataka. Sudha mentioned that in 1974, she was the only girl in her department and lived in the ladies’ hostel.

Sudha Murthy’s Authorial Ventures

Sudha Murthy has written more than 30 books in various styles. Her books are primarily in Kannada and English, but many have been translated into several Indian languages. Some of her famous books include “The Mother I Never Knew”, “Three Thousand Stitches”, “The Man from the Egg”, and “Magic of the Lost Temple”. Many of her books are based on her real-life experiences.

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