N. R. Narayana Murthy Biography

N.R.Narayana is the name of the person who founded Infosys. He is a software engineer and also a business leader of India

He 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  National Institute of Engineering, Mysore and  in 1969 he got masters from Indian Institute of Technology , Kanpur. He topped  at both the Institutes.

During the initial stage of his career, he associated himself   to Patni Computer System which is in Pune. It was in Pune that 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 who was 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 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.



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