Sudha Murthy though well-known as chairperson of Infosys, she’s a woman of substance and her own esteem. She is one of the most humble and well-read persons anyone would ever meet.
She is an Indian engineer, talented teacher, philanthropist and writer in Kannada and English. She’s an engineering graduate standing first in her class, receiving a gold medal from the then Chief Minister of Karnataka. She is best known for her social work and her contribution to literature.
Sudha Murthy became the first female engineer hired at India’s largest auto manufacturer TATA Engineering and Locomotive Company (TELCO). She joined the company as a Development Engineer in Pune followed by her work in Mumbai & Jamshedpu. She had written a postcard to the company’s Chairman complaining of the “men only” gender bias at TELCO that helped her hiring immediately with a special interview.
Murthy initiated a bold move to introduce computer and library facilities in many of the schools in Karnataka and taught computer science to students. She also supported the movement to provide with similar facilities in the government schools in Karnataka.
Murthy is a prolific fiction author with her works in Kannada and English. She published several books, mainly through Penguin, that support her philosophical views on charity, hospitality and self-realization through fictional narratives.
She started Infosys Foundation in 1996 and is trustee for the foundation till date. She has founded several orphanages and established ‘The Murthy Classical Library of India’ at Harvard University.
The story and journey of Infosys founder Narayana Murthy and his wife Sudha Murty is underway to be filmed by Bollywood director couple Ashwiny Iyer-Tiwari and Nitesh Tiwari. According to the Economic Times, the film is being produced in Kannada that is also being done in Tamil and Hindi.