Sudha Murthy Biography

Eminent English and Kannada writer, Sudha Murthy, born on 19 August 1950, is a social worker. She worked with many organizations for the welfare of the common man. She was popular for her philanthropic work through the Infosys Foundation.
Sudha Murthy Biography
Sudha Murthy Biography


She works for the betterment of society and rural development. Her mission is to provide government aided schools with computer education and libraries. Apart from all her social work,She also taught computer science. She is also a recognized author of several fictional novels. She is also a member of the Gates Foundations Healthcare Initiative.

Early Age and Education:


Sudha Murthy was born on 19 August 1950, in Survalgi, Jamalakhandi, Karnataka, India. She was raised by her maternal grandparents. These childhood experiences form the historical basis of her first notable work of how I taught my grandmother, sensible and otherwise, and other stories. Murthy holds a B.E. from BVB Electronic Engineering Faculty of Engineering and Technology (now known as KLE University of Technology), received first ranking in its class and gold medal from the Chief Minister of Karnataka. Murthy did her MA in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Science, finished first in her class and received a gold medal from the Indian Institute of Engineers.


How Sudha Murthy helped her husband to establish Infosys:


Very few people know about the achievements of Sudha Murthy. She is leading the movement towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) alone, she has worked for nearly a decade to transform children's lives in the heart of rural Karnataka to give them access to food and education. She is a writer with 92 books in almost every Indian language under her belt.

We draw inspiration from her benevolence and simplicity, but Sudha Murthy has played a very big and important role in her life. She gave up her  career and personal life to help NR Narayana Murthy make his Infosys dream come true.

"He (NR Narayana Murthy) told me that I need three years of your hard work and I will not win, you have to manage the family and give me the initial investment. I told him that it is okay, to do it. For. When you won't have a lot of things. Don't be afraid. What would I have lost in my career just three years, that's fine, I said, "Sudha Murthy in an interview with CNBC-TV18 Said in Karkar which aired in 2007.

Sudha married to NR Narayana Murthy, founder of Infosys Technologies in 1978. Their marriage was a simple affair with their two families. The entire wedding cost Rs 800 where both of them pitched in the same amount.

Murthy realized his big dream in 1981 and it was the beginning of Infosys, one of the biggest names in software consulting.


Social activity:


Murthy Infosys Foundation is a public charity established in 1996 and is one of the Murthy Trustees. Through the Foundation, it has built 2,300 homes in flood-affected areas. Murthy's social work includes healthcare, education, women's empowerment, public hygiene, arts and culture and grassroots poverty alleviation.Her vision of a library for each school resulted in the creation of  libraries.

She is helping rural areas by building 16,000 public toilets and several hundred toilets in Bangalore city. She has managed help in natural disasters such as tsunamis in Tamil Nadu and Andaman, earthquakes in Kutch, storms in Gujarat, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and floods in Karnataka and Maharashtra. The Government of Karnataka awarded her  the prestigious literary award, the ' Attimabbe Award' for her literary work for the year 2011-12.

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