Sudha Murty as an inspirational lady(biography,husband,family & earning


Early Life And Education

Sudha Murty is an Indian educator, author, and philanthropist who is chairperson of the Infosys Foundation. Sudha Murty was born on August 19, 1950, in Shiggaon, Haveri in Karnataka, India, with father Dr. R. H. Kulkarni, and mother Vimala Kulkarni.

She graduated in  Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the B.V.B. College of Engineering & Technology (known as KLE Technological University). She completed her post-graduation in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Science. She received a gold medal from the Chief Minister of Karnataka.

In 1996, sudha murty started Infosys Foundation and to date has been the Trustee of Infosys Foundation and a Visiting Professor at the PG Center of Bangalore University. She also taught at Christ University. Sudha Murty has written and published many books which include novels, non-fiction, travelogues, technical books, and memoirs. Her books have been translated into all major Indian languages. She is also a columnist for English and Kannada newspapers.

Who is the husband of Sudha Murthy?

N.R. Narayana Murthy(Nagavara Ramarao Narayana Murthy) (born 20 August 1946) He is the founder of Infosys and has been the chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), president, and chief mentor of the company before retiring and taking the title chairman emeritus. As of October 2022, his net worth was estimated to be $4.5 billion, making him the 654th richest person in the world in 2022 according to Forbes.

The couple has two children– Akshata (daughter) and Rohan (son).

Rushi Sunak (sudha murthy son-in-law )

rishi sunak , wife, daughter, son

while she was employed as an engineer at TELCO in Pune. Akshata (sudha murthy daughter) married Rishi Sunak her classmate from Stanford and the former finance Minister of the UK. After Liz Truss resigned 7 weeks and became the shortest-reigning Prime Minister of the  UK, Rishi Sunak took the reigns into his hands and made history by becoming the first Indian-origin Prime Minster of the UK in October 2022.

What is an interesting fact about Sudha Murthy?

Why is Sudha Murthy famous?

Sudha Murty 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 and then worked in Mumbai & Jamshedpur as well. J.R.D. Tata told Sudha Murty to remember that no one was the owner of the money. You are the only trustee of money and it always changes hands. When you are successful, give it back to the society that gave you so much goodwill.

What can we learn from Sudha Murthy?

Sudha Murthy stands by the belief that money always changes hands and that giving back to society fosters significant goodwill. Her noble beliefs are reflected in her active participation in social work for art and culture, public hygiene, healthcare, poverty alleviation, and women empowerment and education. In 1996, Sudha Murty founded a Public Charitable Trust. The trust has so far built 2,300 houses in the flood-affected areas. She also has a vision of a library for each school and has set up 70,000 libraries so far. Her organization has so far built 16,000 public toilets.

“Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision is merely passing time. But vision and action together can change the world.”    – Sudha Murthy

What is the philosophy of life according to Sudha Murthy?

    she answered:   ” A day you stop learning I think you will become old and you talk like old people like in my time it was so good etc… movement you say in my time you get old. She went to Egypt and visit the oldest pyramid of except Memphis .she took a translator and told him what is written in aerography on pyramids please read and let me know. he told her it is written that the net generation is careless, they spend so much time, they are spendthrift and we don’t know how they have survived and all those, etc .. learning and teaching keep me vibrant  so I like both.”

what inspiration she had in Collage days to sit only a girl in classroom?

“I m the only girl in my class of engineering, classmate felt very strange to have a girl in the class, like a new animal in the zoo kind.

nobody shared notes or talked to me like you are separate, not part of our college. that time I realized if I want to be successful in life, I should not depend on A or B, I should depend on myself. you are my best friend to yourself. you are the worst enemy yourself. I will depend on myself so I will be very attentive in class and I will make my notes, I will not ask anybody and come back home and study and show everyone that a girl can do engineering.”

Sudha Murty 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 and then worked in Mumbai & Jamshedpur as well. She had written a postcard to the company’s Chairman complaining of the “men only” gender bias at TELCO.

As a result, she was granted a special interview and hired immediately. She later joined the Walchand Group of Industries in Pune as Senior Systems Analyst.

sudha murty is talking about her personal life

person like narayan murty(her husband) who eats, breaths, and drinks Infosys. he cannot spare any time for the family it is like a tapas (olden days Rishi go and sit in a forest and do tapas )the tapas is Infosys for narayan murty.

A son of a school teacher can build an empire like Infosys in 30 years. it is not a joke. that means the person should be dedicated his entire life to that dreaming about it talking about it then

What is duty of wife when husband is busy in career?

expecting  to take me out for a movie, or shopping none of these are possible in Mr. N.R Murty’s life so I accept a person as he is. That is what I tell women to accept your husband what he is. this is a secret of successful marriage life.

neither beauty nor money nothing stays with you. most beautiful person of today will become old one day. today whatever you see will become old one day. old age is a part of life. people who were very rich once upon a time may not remain like that because money is always wavery. people have a lot of land properties due to many reasons so in life nothing is permanent.

what is permanent is knowledge. knowledge nobody can steal, nobody can burn, nobody can bury. knowledge is something the more you give the more wealthy you become.

when she had convocation at IIT Kanpur student asked

what to you do when people talked badly about you? 

she answered:   let them talk about how it matters, suppose many people come to my foundation and asked for money and sometimes we don’t give and sometimes they are good people we give. if I say no, they say she is a really bad lady, someone says she is ok but she can give more money. people talk about many things.

if you have confidence in yourself, you should not bother about it. you required great confidence in yourself. if you are less confident, what others talk it affects you, let them talk about what they want. I know what I m from the inside. when you get that feeling and work for your goal nobody can stop you.

A fire cannot be extinguished with another fire. It is only water that can make a difference.”  – Sudha Murthy

sudha murthy net worth

Sudha Murty reportedly has a total net worth of INR 775 crore. The contributing factors to her net worth are the royalties she earns from her books and short stories, and the Infosys foundation. Her annual income is around INR 300 crores. Her estimated earnings through stocks in Infosys is INR 5,384 crores.


Sudha Murthy has authored innumerable books, including novels, non-fiction, travelogues, technical books, and memoirs. She also writes columns for Kannada and English newspapers. Her novel Dollar Bahu was translated into English and was adapted as a televised dramatic series by Zee TV in 2001Runa, a novel by Sudha Murthy was adapted as a Marathi film titled Pitruroon. How I Taught my Grandmother to Read is considered to be her most notable work, and has been included in the class 9 syllabus in the Indian education curriculum.

  • Books in the Kannada language
  1. Dollar Sose
  2. Runa
  3. Kaveri inda Mekaangige|
  4. Hakkiya Teradalli
  5. Athirikthe
  6. Guttondu Heluve
  7. Mahashweta
  8. Tumla
  9. Nooniya Sahasagalu
  10. Samanyralli Asamanyaru
  11. Compuer lokadalli
  12. Paridhi
  13. Yashasvi
  14. Guttondu Heluve
  15. Astitva
  16. Yerilitada Daariyalli
  17. Sukhesini Mattu Itara Makkala Kathegalu
  • Books in the English language
  1. Mahashweta (2000)
  2. Wise and Otherwise (2002)
  3. Dollar Bahu (2003)
  4. How I Taught My Grandmother to Read and other stories (2004)
  5. The Old Man And His God (2006)
  6. Gently Falls The Bakula (2008)
  7. The Bird with the Golden Wings (2009)
  8. Grandma’s Bag of Stories (2012)
  9. House of Cards  (2013)
  10. The Mother I Never Knew  (2014)
  11. Something Happened on the Way To Heavens (2014)
  12. Magic of the Lost Temple (2015)
  13. The Serpent’s Revenge (2016)
  14. Three Thousand Stitches (2017)
  15. The Man from the Egg (2017)
  16. The Upside Down King (2018)
  17. Here, There, Everywhere (2018)
  18. How The Sea Became Salty (2019)
  19. The Daughter From A Wishing Tree (2019)
  20. Grandparents Bag of Stories (2020)
  21. How The Onion got its layers (2020)
  22. The Gopi Diaries (2021)
  23. The Sage With Two Horns (2022)

Achievement & Awards of Sudha Murthy

  • India’s fourth-highest civilian honour Padma Shri in 2006
  • Gold medal from Indian Institute of Engineers, India
  • Cash award for securing highest marks in SSLC
  • R.K. Narayan’s Award of Literature
  • Gold medal from Chief Minister of Karnataka Sri Devaraj Urs, for securing the highest marks in B.E in the state
  • CS Desai Prize for standing first in University of Karnataka
  • Best Teacher Award in 1995 by Rotary Club of Karnataka
  • ‘Ojaswini’ award for excellent social work for the year 2000
  • ‘Millenium Mahila Shiromani’ award
  • Honorary LLD for her contribution to promoting formal legal education and scholarship in India
  • Life Time Achievement Award at the Crossword-Raymond Book Awards
  • “Hemmeya-Kannadiga” award from television
  • IIT Kanpur awarded her Honorary degree of Doctor of Science
  • 2023: Padma Bhushan  award by the Government of India


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