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Sudha Murty to enter Rajya Sabha: Net worth, achievements of Infosys co-founder and Narayana Murthy’s wife | Companies News

BusinessSudha Murty to enter Rajya Sabha: Net worth, achievements of Infosys co-founder and Narayana Murthy’s wife | Companies News


Infosys co-founder and former Infosys Foundation chairperson Sudha Murty has been nominated to the Rajya Sabha by President Draupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in a post on social media platform X.

Writer and philanthropist Sudha Murty (right) nominated to Rajya Sabha. (Photo credit: X/ @narendramodi)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed delight at the nomination of social worker Sudha Murty by President Draupadi Murmu to the Rajya Sabha. “I am delighted that the President of India has nominated @SmtSudhaMurty Ji to the Rajya Sabha,” he said in a post on X. Married to Infosys founder N R Narayana Murthy and the mother of Akshata Murthy, who is the wife of UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Sudha Murty is known for her contribution to Kannada and English literature as well as philanthropy.

Sudha Murty net worth

Sudha Murty’s net worth is pegged at approximately Rs 775 crore. The Padma Shri awardee who has authored more than 30 books holds stocks worth Rs 5,772.6 crore. As a qualified engineer, Murty worked with Tata Telco and then Walchand Group in Pune, before marrying N R Nayana Murthy.

Sudha Murty’s annual income is around Rs 300 crore. She owns a 0.95 per cent stake in Infosys. Despite a sizeable net worth, Murty has embraced simplicity and is known to have not purchased a new saree in 30 years.

Sudha Murty is known to have loaned her husband Narayana Murthy the seed money of Rs 10,000 to start Infosys in 1981 from their home.

In 1996, she started the Infosys Foundation. She chaired the foundation for 25 years, before stepping down to make way for Infosys CEO Salil Parekh to take over as chairperson. Together with her husband N R Narayana Murthy, the power couple’s combined net worth stood at Rs 37,465 crore.

However, Murty was not allowed to join Infosys by her husband citing discouragement to nepotism in business. Sudha Murty’s books have been adapted for an animated online show for kids titled Story Time with Sudha Amma.





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