N. R. Narayana Murthy Biography I Education I Career I Awards

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N. R. Narayana Murthy, the founder of Infosys – Information Systems, is a popular Indian businessman. He is also a software engineer and one of India’s most successful businessmen. Mr. Murthy was born on August 20, 1946, in Mysore, Karnataka, to a South Indian family. He graduated from the National Institute of Engineering in Mysore with a bachelor’s degree in electronics in 1967.

He also earned a master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur in 1969. At both Institutes, he came out on top. During the early stages of his career, he worked for Patni Computer System, a company based in Pune. He met his future wife in Pune, where she worked as a Research Associate for the Tata Group.

Sudha Murthy is his wife’s name, and she has always been a stellar student. She is from Mangalore, a city in the state of Karnataka. He founded Infosys in 1981 with the support of six software professionals. NASSAC President N.R. Narayan served a two-year term.

For the past 20 years, Mr. Murthy has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Infosys. In 2002, he passed over the firm to Nandan Nilekani, one of Infosys’ co-founders. In 1999, Infosys became a NASDAQ-listed company. Mr. Murthy is the Chairman of the I.I.M. in Ahmadabad and the I.I.I.T. in Bangalore.

He is also a member of the Board of Overseers, a Trustee of Singapore Management University, a Board Member of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, a Trustee of the Cornell University Board, and a member of the Board of Advisers for the William F. Achtmeyer Center for Global Leadership at the Tuck School of Business.