N. R. Narayana Murthy Biography
N. R. Narayana Murthy is a great Indian businessman who founded Infosys – Information Systems. He is also a software engineer and one of the great business leaders in India.
Mr. Murthy was born in Mysore, Karnataka to a South Indian family in 1946, on the 20th day of August. It was in 1967 that he did his engineering in Electronics from the National Institute of Engineering, Mysore.
And, in 1969 he got a master’s from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He topped at both the Institutes.
During the initial stage of his career, he associated himself with Patni Computer System, which is in Pune. In Pune, he, he met his future wife, who was an employee of the Tata’s and who worked at the capacity of Research Associate.
His wife’s name is Sudha Murthy and she was brilliant student all through her career. She hails from Mangalore which is also in Karnataka.
It was in 1981 that with the help of 6 software professionals that he was able to found Infosys. N.R.Narayan served a term of two years as President of NASSAC.
Mr. Murthy gave his services to Infosys in the capacity of Chief Executive Officer for 20 years. He later handed over the company to Nandan Nilekani, one of the co-founders of Infosys, in 2002.
Infosys got itself listed in NASDAQ in 1999. Mr. Murthy is the Chairperson of I.I.M, Ahmadabad, as well as I.I.I.T Bangalore.
Apart from this, he is one of the members of the Board of Overseers, Trustee of Singapore Management University, Board University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Trustee of the Cornell University Board, and the Board of Advisers for the William F. Achtmeyer Center for Global Leadership at the Tuck School of Business.