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The Narayan Moorthys

Narayan Moorthy is well known for his company InfoSys. I had heard twenty years ago of his company’s name. One of the two big giants in IT sector of India. But the thing that attracted me was their humbleness inspite of being so rich.

“Learning from experience, however, can be complicated. It can be much more difficult to learn from success than from failure. If we fail, we think carefully about the precise cause. Success can indiscriminately reinforce all our prior actions.”

Medhi, T. (2020, February 21). Inspiring quotes from Narayana Murthy, Infosys Co-founder and the ‘Father of the Indian IT Sector’.

So what is so special about this guy? He is rich….so what.

The thing is not just about being rich but how he became rich in the lawful way in the world of IT or Information Technology.

Early Life:

Naryan Murthy was born in family in Mysore. Mysore is an historical place in India and known for sandalwood. Tipu Sultan was the last independent Pre British ruler from Mysore.

Narayan Murthy was in a middle class Brahmin family . His father was a school teacher and financial conditions were not so good. We are talking about the 1950’s in India. He and seven siblings grew in Karnataka, India. It might have been a good life if he was alone. Those days a teacher’s income wasn’t that much but then food and other things were cheap too.

His dad wanted him to do government job, a secure life. But he had other plans:

BECOME An Engineer

Engineering was the prized profession in the 1950s. The IIT or Indian Institute of technology were modeled after Massachusetts Institute of Technology or MIT. This was one the only way to come out from one world to another. The World of Gram' to the world of the modern Sahebs or cities. He Took exams for IIT Exam, passed it! But unable to study in IIT even with a scholarship.

Educational Life

Indian Institute of Technology


Usually the Bachelors or BTech counts but then entrepreneurship is a different thing.

InfoSys Facts

Company InfoSys Facts:


  • Started-1981
  • Valued:77 Billion US$
  • Founder :Narayan Moorthy
  • Borrowed capital of 10,000 INR from wife of Founder as capital.
  • Starting Salary was 1000 INR,in Pune.
  • Headquartered :Bangalore


Sudha Moorthy

wife of Narayan Moorthy.

When climbing the ladder it is very easy to kick those below, but one must not forget that you cannot stay at the top forever. The higher you go, the longer is the fall.” – Sudha Murthy

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Sudha Murty-A Philanthropist

Sudha Murthy Quotes

"You refer to the term “cattle class”. Class does not mean possession of a huge amount of money"


"There are plenty of wrong ways to earn money in this world. You may be rich enough to buy comfort and luxuries, but the same money doesn’t define class or give you the ability to purchase it. Mother Teresa was a classy woman. So is Manjul Bhargava, a great mathematician of Indian origin. The concept that you automatically gain class by acquiring money is an outdated thought process."

Sudha Murthy 

Early Life

Sudha Murthy was born in Brahmin family on August,1950.

City born: Haveri, Karnataka.

Education: Completed BSC, Engineering from B.V.B College of Engineering.

She was the 1st female to be hired at TELCO after she complained about the job:” men only” policy.

We appreciate her for her humanness  and things he teaches about her life.  Inspite of being wealthy she does not flaunt her wealth. This is typical of people from the 60’s in India. The Old India that made Indi great in the world again.                         


  1. The Plane incident-two well dressed woman in London Airport though Sudha Murthy was not fit to travel in business class. It is a long incident 

which she mentions in her book: Three Thousand Stiches.

She later gave a ‘piece of her mind’ to  the western clad with attitude women this:

“Class does not mean possession of a huge amount of money”

(to be continued).

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