Nagavara Rama Rao Narayana
Murthy is the full name of Mr. Narayana Murthy. He was born on August
in Karnataka. His father was a teacher. After schooling in his native
took Engineering degree in Electrical Science from the University of
1967, and then took degree in Master of Technology in Computer Science
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1969.
this, he took up a
SESA in Paris. He worked with a team to design a real time operating
handling air cargo for Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. He proved
capability there as an intelligent engineer. He worked in SESA for
three-and-a-half years. Then he decided to come back to India. He did
a direct flight to India from Paris. He had only 450 dollars in his
he hitchhiked his way to Mysore. He recalls that it was a great
experience with many adventures.
his return to India,
joined the Patni Computer Systems in Pune. There he met a lady engineer
who later became his wife. D.A. Prasanna, who is now the Managing
CEO of Wipro G.E. a computer concern, was his close friend there. Mr.
Murthy started his company 'Infosys' with six others in 1981. The
not fare well in the beginning and its annual turnover remained at Rs.
crores. His meticulous planning and able execution of the schemes made
company grow in leaps and bounds. Profits of the company started
reached 293.52 million. The company's income, generated outside India
Rs. 50 to 90 crores.
the net worth of
is several billions. Apart from providing employment to thousands of
and others, Infosys earns considerable amount of valuable foreign
Indeed, it was he who topped India to the World's IT map. Infosys is
biggest Information Technology Empire in India. Now Mr.Murthy is the
of the Board and Chief Mentor officer of Infosys.
first India-registered company to be listed in the American Stock
(NASDAQ: INFY). He has been the president of National Association of
Service Companies (NASSCOM) from 1992-94. Mr. Narayana Murthy is a
of the National Information Technology Task Force of India. Now he is
Director, Board of the Reserve Bank of India.
awards bagged by him
the honours conferred on him are innumerable. In 2000-2001 he was
Business Baron of the Year award. He was given the Max Schmidheiny
2001. In June 2000 he was listed as one of the Asia's most powerful
Asia Week power. In the Year 1999, he was named as one of the top
of the year in the Business Week. In the same year he was selected as
Businessman of the Year of 1999 by the Business India.
the Indian Corporate
World's most coveted award. In 1996-97 he was awarded the JRD Tata
leadership award. The Business Week chose him as one of the stars of
three years i.e. 1998, 1999 and 2000. In 1998, he was conferred the
distinguished 'Alumni Award' by the Indian Institute of Technology,
the international level also he is recognized as a great person. He is
of the Asia Society's International Council and also a member of the
Councillors of the University Of Southern California School Of
he is a member of the Wharton Business School's Asian executive board.
personal life is very inspiring, interesting
and educative. The most important is simplicity. Mr. Narayana Murthy
brought up his two children in a very diligent way and they also have
the simplicity from their parents. It is worth to quote an incident to
highlight the humanitarian nature of Mr. Murthy: One of the co-founders
Infosys, Dinesh, had gone to U.S.A. on business. In India his father
became very ill and Dinesh was extremely worried about his father's
Only phone calls were received and he felt that his physical presence
give solace to his father. When Mr. Murthy came to know about this, he
immediately took a flight to U.S. and sent Dinesh back to India to be