SUDHA MURTY (born Sudha Kulkarni on August 19, 1950) is a philanthropist, author, chairperson of the Infosys Foundation, and well-known educator. N. R. Narayana Murthy, the co-founder of Infosys, is her husband.
The Indian government honored Murty with the Padma Shri, the country’s fourth-highest civilian honor, in 2006 for his humanitarian efforts. Initially, Sudha Murty worked as a computer scientist and an engineer in the field.
Her involvement in public health care initiatives is through the Gates Foundation, where she serves as a board member and chair of the Infosys Foundation. Since her arrival in the U.S., Murty has been involved in numerous charitable endeavors, including the establishment of the Murty Classical Library of India at Harvard University.
Surgeon R. H. Kulkarni and Vimala Kulkarni’s daughter Sudha Murty was born on August 19, 1950, in Shiggaon in Haveri, Karnataka, India Kannada Deshastha Madhva Brahmin family in Shingon. Her parents and maternal grandparents raised her.
Her first significant book, How I Taught My Grandmother to Read, Wise and Otherwise and Other Stories, is based on these childhood memories. B.V.B. College of Engineering & Technology (now known as KLE Technological University) awarded Murty a B.Eng in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, followed by an M.Eng in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Science.
About Rs 775 Crore is the estimated wealth of Sudha Murthy. Sudha Murthy’s primary source of income is the royalties she receives on the books she has authored. The Infosys foundation also pays her a monthly salary for her work there.
Sudha Murthy began her work with Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company, where she met her future spouse, and it is also where she began her career. As a result of this, she became the company’s first female engineer.
Sudha Murthy joined Infosys in the latter years, and she also became a teacher. Christ College in Bangalore was one of the prestigious institutions where she lectured. Sudha Murthy, a prolific author who solely wrote in the English and Kannada languages, is another well-known name in the world o
A few of her best-known works include How I Taught My Grandmother to read, Dollar Bahu, and House of Cards. Also, it should be emphasized that Sudha Murthy was constantly interested in charitable work and social activism. Aside from putting up libraries and erecting bathrooms, she also built a house in an area that was severely affected by the flood.
While working as an engineer at TELCO in Pune, Sudha Murty met and married N. R. Narayana Murthy. Two children are in the family of the married couple.
Shrinivas Kulkarni, an astrophysicist at Caltech, and Jaishree Deshpande, a co-founder of the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation at MIT, are among her siblings.
- 2004: The Sri Raja-Lakshmi Foundation in Chennai bestowed the Raja-Lakshmi Award upon the recipient.
- 2006: Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian honor
- The R.K. Narayana Award for Literature was also given to her in 2006.
- The Karnataka Government awarded Daana Chintamani Attimabbe Award in 2010.
- Honorary LL.D. (Doctor of Laws) degrees were awarded to Murthy in 2011 in recognition of his contributions to the advancement of formal legal education and scholarship in India.
- To honor their achievements to society, the Basava Shree-2013 Award was given to Narayan Murthy & Sudha Murthy in 2013.
- In 2018, Murthy won the popular (non-fiction) category of the Crossword Book Award.
- Doctor of Science Honoris Causa was bestowed upon her by IIT Kanpur in 2019.
- Public Relations Society of India’s National Award for Outstanding Social Service
- Rotary South – Hubli Award for Outstanding Social Service
- This year’s “Millenium Mahila Shiromani” award