N. R. Narayana Murthy

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N. R. Narayana Murthy

Narayana Murthy in 2014
Nagavara Ramarao Narayana Murthy

(1946-08-20) 20 August 1946 (age 77)[1]
Alma materNational Institute of Engineering
IIT Kanpur
Known forFounder and Chairman emeritus, Infosys[2]
Board member ofUnited Nations Foundation[3]
Ford Foundation[4]
SpouseSudha Kulkarni
ChildrenAkshata Murty and Rohan Murthy
RelativesRishi Sunak (son-in-law)
AwardsPadma Vibhushan (2008)
Legion of Honour (2008)
Padma Shri (2000)

Nagavara Ramarao Narayana Murthy (Kannada: ನಾಗವಾರ ರಾಮರಾವ್ ನಾರಾಯಣ ಮೂರ್ತಿ; born 20 August 1946), is an Indian IT industrialist and the co-founder of Infosys a multinational corporation. S. Gopalakrishnan was also a co-founder.[5] Infosys provides business consulting, technology, engineering, and outsourcing services. Murthy studied electrical engineering at the National Institute of Engineering, University of Mysore, and M. Tech at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.

Murthy has been listed among the 12 greatest entrepreneurs of our time by Fortune magazine.[6] He has been described as the father of Indian IT sector by Time magazine due to his contribution to outsourcing in India.[7] Murthy has also been honored with the Padma Vibhushan[8] and Padma Shri awards.[9]

He is the father of Akshata Murty, the wife of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Rishi Sunak.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Narayana Murthy to retire in August". The Economic Times. 22 May 2006. Archived from the original on 20 May 2016. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
  2. "Narayana Murthy returns as Infosys executive chairman as company falters". The Times of India. 1 June 2013. Archived from the original on 9 June 2013. Retrieved 19 July 2013.
  3. "UNITED NATIONS FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS NAMES KATHY CALVIN NEXT PRESIDENT AND CEO". Archived from the original on 29 October 2017. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  4. "N. R. Narayana Murthy". Ford Foundation.
  5. "Members of the Global Commission | New Climate Economy | Commission on the Economy and Climate". Archived from the original on 2015-06-07. Retrieved 2015-06-22.
  6. "Narayana Murthy is among Fortune's 12 'greatest entrepreneurs'". Hindustan Times. 28 March 2012. Archived from the original on 15 June 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  7. "INDIA'S INFLUENTIALS N.R. Narayana Murthy". Time (magazine). 15 August 2007. Archived from the original on 24 August 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  8. "LN Mittal, Ratan Tata, Narayana Murthy get Padma Vibhushan". Economic Times. 26 January 2008. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  9. "N.R. Narayana Murthy | Infosys | Catamaran Fund | Personalities –". Karnataka.com. Retrieved 26 November 2014.