April 06. 2024

He was born on 20 August 1946 in a middle-class Hindu family in Sidalghatta, a town in the southwestern state of Karnataka, India.

After schooling, he went to the National Institute of Engineering and earned a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering in 1967. In 1969 he received a master's degree from IIT, Kanpur.

He first worked as a research associate under a faculty at IIM Ahmedabad and then later as a chief systems programmer.

In 1981 he, with six software professionals, founded Infosys with an initial capital investment of Rs 10,000, which was provided by his wife Sudha Murty

Mr. Murthy has received several civic and humanitarian awards. Some of these Padma Shri 2000, Padma Vibhushan 2008, Corporate Citizenship 2008, Kempegowda Award 2022, Sayaji Ratna Award 2013, Hoover Medal 2012 and many more.