16. April 2007

Love Story of Infosys founder Narayana Murthy…….from Sudha Murthy’s Autobiography!!!

It was in Pune that I met Narayan Murty through my friend Prasanna who is
now the Wipro chief, who was also training in Telco (TataMotors). Most of the books that Prasanna lent me had Murty’s name on them which meant that I had a
preconceived image of the man. Contrary to expectation, Murty was
shy, bespectacled and an introvert. When he invited us for dinner, I was
a bit taken aback as I thought the young man was making a very fast move.
I refused since I was the only girl in the group. But Murty was relentless and we all decided to meet for dinner the next day at 7.30 p.m at Green Fields Hotel on the Main Road, Pune.

The next day I went there at 7o’clock since I had to go to the tailor near the hotel. And what do I see? Mr. Murty waiting in front of the hotel and it was only seven. Till today, Murty maintains that I had mentioned (consciously!) that I would be going to the tailor at 7 so that I could meet him…And I maintain that I did not say any such thing consciously or unconsciously because I did not think of Murty as anything other than a friend at that stage. We have agreed to disagree on this matter.

Soon, we became friends. Our conversations were filled with Murty’s experiences abroad and the books that he has read. My friends insisted that Murty was trying to impress me because he was interested in me. I kept denying it till one fine day, after dinner Murty said, I want to tell you something. I knew this as it. It was coming.
He said, I am 5’4″ tall.


I come from a lower middle class family.
I can never become rich in my life and I can never give you any riches.
You are beautiful, bright, and intelligent and you can get anyone you want.
But will you marry me?

I asked Murty to give me some time for an answer. My father didn’t want me to
marry a wannabe politician (a communist at that) who didn’t have a steady job and wanted to build an orphanage…

When I went to Hubli I told my parents about Murty and his proposal. My mother was positive since Murty was also from Karnataka, seemed intelligent and comes from a good family. But my father asked: What’s his job, his salary, his qualifications etc? Murty was working as a research assistant and was earning less than me. He was willing to go dutch with me on our outings. My parents agreed to meet Murty in Pune on a particular day at 10 a.m sharp. Murty did not turn up. How can I trust a man to take care of my daughter if he cannot keep an appointment? asked my father.

At 12 noon Murty turned up in a bright red shirt! He had gone on work to Bombay, was stuck in a traffic jam on the ghats, so he hired a taxi (though it was very expensive for him) to meet his would-be father-in-law.
Father was unimpressed. My father asked him what he wanted to become in life.
Murty said he wanted to become a politician in the communist party and
wanted to open an orphanage. My father gave his verdict. NO. I don’t want my daughter to marry somebody who wants to become a communist and then open an orphanage when he himself didn’t have money to support his family.

Ironically, today, I have opened many orphanages something, which Murty wanted to do 25 years ago. By this time I realized I had developed a liking towards Murty which could only be termed as love. I wanted to marry Murty because he is an honest man. He proposed to me highlighting the negatives in his life. I promised my father that I will not marry Murty without his blessings though at the same time, I cannot marry anybody else. My father said he would agree if Murty promised to take up a steady job. But Murty refused saying he will not do things in life because somebody wanted him to. So, I was caught between the two most important persons in my life.

The stalemate continued for three years during which our courtship took us to every restaurant and cinema hall in Pune. In those days, Murty was always broke. Moreover, he didn’t earn much to manage. Ironically today, he manages Infosys Technologies Ltd., one of the world’s most reputed companies. He always owed me money. We used to go for dinner and he would say, I don’t have money with me, you pay my share, I will return it to you later. For three years I maintained a book on Murty’s debt to me.. No, he never returned the money and I finally tore it up after my wedding. The amount was a little over Rs 4000. During this interim period Murty quit his job as research assistant and started his own software business. Now, I had to pay his salary too! Towards the late 70s computers were entering India in a big way.
During the fag end of 1977 Murty decided to take up a job as General Manager at Patni Computers in Bombay .. But before he joined the company he wanted to marry me since he was to go on training to the US after joining. My father gave in as he was happy Murty had a decent job, now.

WE WERE MARRIED IN MURTY’S HOUSE IN BANGALORE ON FEBRUARY 10, 1978 WITH ONLY OUR TWO FAMILIES PRESENT. I GOT MY FIRST SILK SARI. THE WEDDING EXPENSES CAME TO ONLY RS 800 (US $17) WITH MURTY AND I PULLING IN RS. 400 EACH.
I went to the US with Murty after marriage. Murty encouraged me to see
America on my own because I loved travelling. I toured America for three months on backpack and had interesting experiences which will remain fresh in my mind forever. Like the time when the New York police took me into custody because they thought I was an Italian trafficking drugs in Harlem. Or the time when I spent the night at the bottom of the Grand Canyon with an old couple. Murty panicked because he couldn’t get a response from my hotel room even at midnight. He thought I was either killed or kidnapped.

IN 1981 MURTY WANTED TO START INFOSYS. HE HAD A VISION AND ZERO
CAPITAL…initially I was very apprehensive about Murty getting into business. We did not have any business background .. Moreover we were living a comfortable life in Bombay with a regular pay check and I didn’t want to rock the boat. But Murty was passionate about creating good quality software. I decided to support him. Typical of Murty, he just had a dream and no money. So I gave him Rs 10,000 which I had saved for a rainy day, without his knowledge and told him, this is all I have. Take it. I give you three years sabbatical leave. I will take care of the financial needs of our house. You go and chase your dreams without any worry. But you have only three years!

Murty and his six colleagues started Infosys in 1981,with enormous interest and hard work. In 1982 I left Telco and moved to Pune with Murty. We bought a small house on loan which also became the Infosys office. I was a clerk-cum-cook-cum-programmer. I also took up a job as Senior Systems Analyst with Walchand group of Industries to support the house. In 1983, Infosys got their first client, MICO, in Bangalore .. Murty moved to Bangalore and stayed with his mother while I went to Hubli to deliver my second child, Rohan. Ten days after my son was born, Murty left for the US on project work. I saw him only after a year, as I was unable to join Murty in the US because my son had infantile eczema, an allergy to vaccinations. So for more than a year I did not step outside our home for fear of my son contracting an infection. It was only after Rohan got all his
vaccinations that I came to Bangalore where we rented a small house in Jayanagar and rented another house as Infosys headquarters. My father presented Murty a scooter to commute. I once again became a cook, programmer, clerk, secretary, office assistant et al. Nandan Nilekani (MD of Infosys) and
his wife Rohini stayed with us. While Rohini babysat my son, I wrote programs for Infosys. There was no car, no phone, and just two kids and a bunch of us working hard, juggling our lives and having fun while Infosys was taking shape. It was not only me but also the wives of other partners too who gave their unstinted support. We all knew that our men were trying to build something good.

It was like a big joint family,taking care and looking out for one another. I still remember Sudha Gopalakrishna looking after my daughter Akshata with all care and love while Kumari Shibulal cooked for all of us. Murty made it very clear that it would either be me or him working at Infosys. Never the two of us together… I was involved with Infosys initially.

Nandan Nilekani suggested I should be on the Board but Murty said he did not want a husband and wife team at Infosys. I was shocked since I had the relevant experience and technical qualifications. He said, Sudha if you want to work with Infosys, I will withdraw, happily. I was pained to know that I will not be involved in the company my husband was building and that I would have to give up a job that I am qualified to do and love doing.

It took me a couple of days to grasp the reason behind Murty’s request.. I realized that to make Infosys a success one had to give one’s 100 percent. One had to be focussed on it alone with no other distractions. If the two of us had to give 100 percent to Infosys then what would happen to our home and our children? One of us had to take care of our home while the other took care of Infosys.

I opted to be a homemaker, after all Infosys was Murty’s dream. It was a big sacrifice but it was one that had to be made. Even today, Murty says, Sudha, I stepped on your career to make mine.

You are responsible for my success.

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  • 56 Comments

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    1. software From CHINA (CHINA) Wrote Using Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 5.5 on Windows Windows NT on 31. May 2007 at 8:00 am

    Good site. Thanks:-)

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    2. brian smith From INDIA (INDIA) Wrote Using Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 6.0 on Windows Windows XP on 12. June 2007 at 11:54 am

    This show all husbands of intelligent and working female are most selfish careless reluctants self centered husband.
    Even narayan murthy is not an exception. Every time it is seen that working female has to sacrife all her dream, her expectation, her happiness. Rightly said in this blog a woman has to work like clerk like developer like homemaker.
    but When the time comes to get something her bag is empty.

    Such husbands should be jailed.

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    3. brian smith From INDIA (INDIA) Wrote Using Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 6.0 on Windows Windows XP on 12. June 2007 at 11:58 am

    All those beautifull moments of the life they stay alone.
    What even at the late age they get evrything their precious time is gone. and life is one way what we miss we cannot get back.

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    4. tanya From INDIA (INDIA) Wrote Using Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 6.0 on Windows Windows XP on 12. June 2007 at 12:12 pm

    Narayan murty should be hanged and punished for this selfish and mean behaviour of his towards his wife.

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    5. Kishore From INDIA (INDIA) Wrote Using Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 6.0 on Windows Windows XP on 21. June 2007 at 10:22 am

    Brain Smith and Tanya are misinterpreting the biography of Sudha Narayana Murthy. Home is all above the bussiness and he is correct to give her better job than joining her in infosys bussiness which is only a monetary tern where as family/home is perfect synchronization of love, affection, and special bond between husband wife children and society which very few people can understand and it comes only with no other job can be compared with this. Bussiness got only products, process, quality, for profit or losses, which we can buy out of money, just try to buy with money or try to do bussiness with the understanding between a wife and husband then comment please……

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    6. brian smith From INDIA (INDIA) Wrote Using Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 6.0 on Windows Windows XP on 09. July 2007 at 5:13 pm

    Very true, I totally agree with u Mr. Kishore
    But what about those wifes who are not verbally but emotionally forced to grow in career earn a lucrative money and so many a time stay away from husband.
    Sudha Murthy is totally right But Why the decision explicitly came from Mr. Murthy and not From Mrs Murthy.
    Lets consider If unfortunately Mr. Murty would have needed financial backup for setting up , Wouldnt he have expected Mrs Murthy to support him.
    Its not about family I totally agree with Mrs Murthy . She is right with her decision.
    But its about male chauvenism.

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    7. brian smith From INDIA (INDIA) Wrote Using Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 6.0 on Windows Windows XP on 09. July 2007 at 5:18 pm

    She put so many effort for infy and in end she was told to quit.
    U r misinterpretting the thing Mr Kishore. Who told you the issue was raised becaused she left TATA. no issue is not this

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    8. brian smith From INDIA (INDIA) Wrote Using Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 6.0 on Windows Windows XP on 09. July 2007 at 5:24 pm

    U Know Mr. Kishore
    Why 80% of the women work

    1> So that their husband inlaws can feel proud about her
    2> So that their children can feel proud of working mummy.
    3> So that they can share the financial commitment of the husband.
    4> So that they can provide their child the best approach in life.
    5> so that they can give good status to their family
    6> U know working women children tops in career. Their house are much managed that a housewifes.( u survey this and if i am worng mail me).

    Only 20 % wife work for themselves.

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    9. ANILA HARTI From INDIA (INDIA) Wrote Using Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 6.0 on Windows Windows XP on 25. October 2007 at 4:09 pm

    I FELT REALLY HAPPY FOR SARCIFICING NATURE OF SUDHAMURTHY
    DID YOU NOT FEEL THAT YOU GOING AGAINST YOU WISHES.YOU AR GREAT I HAVE LEARNT LESSON FROM YOU . SOMETIMES SACRIFICE WILL ALSO HELP US

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    10. Jenna From UNITED STATES (UNITED STATES) Wrote Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 1.0.4 on Linux Linux on 06. December 2007 at 11:23 pm

    i do not think it is a good idea

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    11. darshan From INDIA (INDIA) Wrote Using Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 6.0 on Windows Windows XP on 27. January 2008 at 3:16 pm

    Crap man crap….sudha mutry is a hypocrite….she wants to take the credit out of narayan murty…..

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    12. Mrs Girija Varadarajan From INDIA (INDIA) Wrote Using Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 6.0 on Windows Windows XP on 29. March 2008 at 1:38 pm

    My daughter works for Infosys. I always quote Mrs & Mr. N Murthy & take them as role models. I am very proud of them -They have made people of Karnataka proud & then Indians
    My good wishes to them & long life May god bless them & their children with all the riches in the world
    Regards
    Girija V aradarajan

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    13. Raghavan From INDIA (INDIA) Wrote Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.14 on Windows Windows 98 on 09. May 2008 at 5:00 pm

    hi,

    this is a good article by her and shows how they are leading their life.can anyone tell me do it is from a book written by her. if so please let me know the details of the book,publisher,price etc…

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    14. Balamoulieswari Chidambaram From INDIA (INDIA) Wrote Using Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 6.0 on Windows Windows XP on 20. May 2008 at 2:08 am

    Hi,
    Great Story,,,,It is evergreen story,,and always rocks,,
    Sacrificing nature of Sudha Murthy for her husband’s Sucees teach each couples how to lead a happy life,,,,

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    15. Sheetal From UNITED STATES (UNITED STATES) Wrote Using Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 6.0 on Windows Windows XP on 18. September 2008 at 3:05 am

    This indeed is a very inspiring story…for those who have dreams…it inspires to cherish them…..It inspires all wives to stand by their Husbands……come what may…This is Life…I m sure noone wud love to quit job but then if its ur family…..u shud have to bent a bit to raise high a s a family……Mr n Mrs Muthy really rock!!!

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    16. kiran kumar From FRANCE (FRANCE) Wrote Using Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 7.0 on Windows Windows Server 2003 on 13. October 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Hi,
    This is an excellent story i have ever read. This story poses the attitude of murthy that he quotes his negatives infront his loved one and about the couple who lead their simple life irrespective of their position

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    17. makarand rotithor From INDIA (INDIA) Wrote Using Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 6.0 on Windows Windows XP on 05. November 2008 at 1:10 pm

    Today we are reading this story because of their success. instead of analysing it wrongly, we must learn some important things from this true story like, Honesty, hard work, sacrifice,adjustable nature, proper decisions at proper time, helping nature.
    Moreover, Many people in this world have all these good things in their life, but something is missing in it so that those not become ‘ MURTHY COUPLE’ and that is ‘DESTINY’.
    Please don’t exploit this story in other way.

    MAKARAND ROTITHOR, ARCHITECT, KOLHAPUR.

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    18. DIPAL From UNITED STATES (UNITED STATES) Wrote Using Netscape Navigator Netscape Navigator 5.0 on Linux Linux on 09. December 2008 at 11:27 pm

    I HAVE READ RESPECTED SIS AND MAM’S LOVE STORY
    I AM BIG FAN SUDHAMAM I HAVE READ ALL HER BOOKS THEY ALL ARE SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL IN MY LIFE I AM STUDYING BE MECH. IN GUJRAT VVNAGAR
    I FEEL THAT THE RESON WHY NARAYAN SIR IS
    YOU ARE. . . .

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    19. Dr. Gururaj From UNITED STATES (UNITED STATES) Wrote Using Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 7.0 on Windows Windows Vista on 11. December 2008 at 4:09 am

    Of course this story is model for many youth.
    I would like to comment on initial two views from Brain Smith and Tanya….since they were telling husbands like Narayan murthy should be punished etc.
    Of course one has to appreciate Sudhamurthy for her support and sacrifise that she did.
    But my question to you two is, even if Narayan murthy told her to continue her carrier what the great she was going to do rather than doing some rutine job?
    At the same time she is very lucky to have such a visinory person or a great dreamer (Dreaming to make such a big orphange without having empty pocket on shirt is not a joke) as her husband.
    How many girls in this world have chance to write biography of such a confident and visionary husband?
    HE IS GREAT BECAUSE, HE CREATED A HUGE NUMBER OF JOBS. NOT JUST THINKING OF FAMILY, CHILDERN, CARRIER etc SELFIF STUFFS…HE THOUGHT MORE THAN THAT. IT IS SERVICE FOR THE SOCIETY WHICH VERY LESS PEOPLE DO ON THIS EARTH. AND HE SUCCEEDED IN THAT. HATTS OF TO YOU Dr. NARAYAN MURTHY SIR

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    20. naga pavan From INDIA (INDIA) Wrote Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 3.0.5 on Windows Windows XP on 01. January 2009 at 10:06 pm

    HE IS GREAT BECAUSE, HE CREATED A HUGE NUMBER OF JOBS. NOT JUST THINKING OF FAMILY, CHILDERN, CARRIER etc SELFIF STUFFS…HE THOUGHT MORE THAN THAT. IT IS SERVICE FOR THE SOCIETY WHICH VERY LESS PEOPLE DO ON THIS EARTH. AND HE SUCCEEDED IN THAT. HATTS OF TO YOU Dr. NARAYAN MURTHY SIR

    Hats off to Mrs.Sudha Murthy nd Mr.Narayan Murthy, real role model for every couple in India.

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    21. rayna shrivastava From INDIA (INDIA) Wrote Using Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 7.0 on Windows Windows XP on 31. January 2009 at 11:55 am

    i m inspired by mrs sudha murthy n i think she is right coz somtimes it is better to withdraw to make something .if she wouldn’t then migth be it is not like that as it is.

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    22. B Shah From UNITED KINGDOM (UNITED KINGDOM) Wrote Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 3.6.6 on Windows Windows XP on 02. July 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Why do we work or earn money ?
    To have a good, peaceful family life.
    Mr and Mrs Murthi, while struggling for money worked hard but once they had enough to lead a comfortable life, decided that one of them should look after the family and one after the finance.

    I that was an intelligent choice.

    If you give the kids money and childminders instead of love and attention, at the end of 20 year, you have no family.

    I think they made the right decision and focused on why we earn or have money in the first place – family !

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    23. Rachitha Cabral From INDIA (INDIA) Wrote Using Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 8.0 on Windows Windows Vista on 24. July 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Interesting story and awe-inspiring too. Its very easy to become judgemental and comment on the couple, but we must understand that every decision in each one’s life made is very situational.
    Thankfully unlike most Indian women, Mrs. Sudha Murthy hasn’t disappeared into oblivion.Rather she has made her mark in the field of literature as well as her husband’s life. Most men as far as i know don’t even acknowledge their wives contributions, especially when it come to money matters. Kudos to Mrs. Sudha Murthy, don’t know if we could make a sacrifice like that.

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    24. Keerthi From AUSTRALIA (AUSTRALIA) Wrote Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 3.6.8 on Windows Windows XP on 15. September 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Very inspiring life story..

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    25. lohith From INDIA (INDIA) Wrote Using Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 6.0 on Windows Windows XP on 25. September 2010 at 1:59 pm

    love can be written on book as we image but when it happen more than image,it is called wonderfull,different,intresting.i love this couple and infosys.
    lohigowda mandya

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    26. Saurav Rout 27.57.29.66 not found Wrote Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 4.0b6 on Windows Windows XP on 14. October 2010 at 9:50 am

    This shows excellency and how all small endeavor got its flies.

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    27. Savita Fulmali From INDIA (INDIA) Wrote Using Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 6.0 on Windows Windows XP on 03. November 2010 at 4:45 pm

    I always love to read this story.I have read this story more than ten times.I like the way Ms.Murthy tried to talk with Misses Murthy.I learnt many things from Sudha Murthy.I like her way to see the life.I am big fan of her books.her day to day experiences taught me many things.I read her books many times.I have collection of her books.I always like to be her.

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    28. jackie at inspirational life stories From PHILIPPINES (PHILIPPINES) Wrote Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 3.6.13 on Windows Windows XP on 16. December 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Your life and love stories could make for one good book reading, if expanded and detailed.

    Perhaps, a film too.

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    29. surabhi khabiya From INDIA (INDIA) Wrote Using Safari Safari 534.10 on Mac OS Mac OS X on 22. December 2010 at 11:08 am

    hi,
    i think dis a true love story where sacrifices were done…
    this is how a love couple can lead a happy life…

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    30. John Stevens From PHILIPPINES (PHILIPPINES) Wrote Using Safari Safari 534.10 on Mac OS Mac OS X on 26. January 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Love can really move mountains,,so is faith.
    these are few of the strong emotions human being have.
    Keep lovin.

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    31. keerthi From UNITED STATES (UNITED STATES) Wrote Using Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 7.0 on Windows Windows NT on 07. February 2011 at 3:38 pm

    As far as i think, her decision is right. He not only dreamed of infy but was passionate about it. His life sums up as infy. Even though she had dreams for infy, it was not her only baby. She worked for it but that’s not her ultimate salvation. That’s what makes the difference.Even now if we check, sudha murthy is much more famous in general terms whereas narayana murthy is concentrated specifically. Both are famous again, and that’s due to their choices.

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    32. shruthi From INDIA (INDIA) Wrote Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 3.5.17 on Windows Windows XP on 12. March 2011 at 9:07 pm

    great love story. Mrs. Sudhamurthy took up right decision..
    this is not only about love towards a woman. its love towards passion. Mr Murthy is an insight thinker. Wat ever he does has a meaningful effect. i feel proud to say that i’m an infoscion. this is because of the values set by Mr.NRN n his team.

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    33. Priti K From INDIA (INDIA) Wrote Using Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 6.0 on Windows Windows XP on 23. March 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Truely Inspiring

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    34. TEJAS GUGALE ,KOLHAR From INDIA (INDIA) Wrote Using Safari Safari 534.16 on Mac OS Mac OS X on 07. April 2011 at 3:39 pm

    There is no price for love.We cant get it in market this great
    people have proved it.

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    35. ashley From AUSTRALIA (AUSTRALIA) Wrote Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 3.6.15 on Windows Windows XP on 20. April 2011 at 9:14 pm

    This is actually my very first time right here, nice looking blog. I discovered so many fascinating things inside your blog especially its discussion.

    fish

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    36. anjali From INDIA (INDIA) Wrote Using Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 8.0 on Windows Windows Vista on 30. April 2011 at 9:55 pm

    embedded with fine lines of life.. ritely decided mrs.murthy..
    i read it few times..

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    37. Abhishek From INDIA (INDIA) Wrote Using Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 6.0 on Windows Windows XP on 11. May 2011 at 7:11 pm

    I FELT REALLY HAPPY FOR SARCIFICING NATURE OF SUDHAMURTHY
    DID YOU NOT FEEL THAT YOU GOING AGAINST YOU WISHES.YOU ARE GREAT I HAVE LEARNT LESSON FROM YOU . SOMETIMES SACRIFICE WILL ALSO HELP US
    Really A (GOOD PAIR)

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    38. vikram From AUSTRALIA (AUSTRALIA) Wrote Using Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 6.0 on Windows Windows XP on 13. May 2011 at 12:15 pm

    hi
    can anyone of you give me residence address of Mr Naryanmurthy, mail me to ka_vikram@yahoo.co.in
    thanks
    vikram

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    39. escort ilan From TURKEY (TURKEY) Wrote Using Safari Safari 534.24 on Mac OS Mac OS X on 22. May 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Crap man crap…. babanı çatır çatır sikerim :D sudha mutry is a hypocrite….she wants to take the credit out of narayan murty…..

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    40. harprk From INDIA (INDIA) Wrote Using Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 8.0 on Windows Windows NT on 25. May 2011 at 5:18 pm

    I think sacrifice is not a bad gesture…..It automatically comes when you are in love with some one…..If we get right partner, his ambition is great, his vision is clear than there is no harm in sacrificing career goals.
    As well as who will look after kids……either both take responsibility 50-50, or either husband or either wife….if both think why am i sacrifice? Then thier is no future of kids……
    While taking major decision of life, please think about our kids….u can sacrifice your life but not your kids……
    They are more important…..

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    41. Shiny From INDIA (INDIA) Wrote Using Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 6.0 on Windows Windows XP on 09. June 2011 at 7:13 pm

    I relly loved this article…This proves ..she[Sudhamurty] is Indian women……grt!!!!!!!!!!!! intresting one…..
    felt happy by reading the article as she the way she has managed her life…..thanx for this..article

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    42. Shiny From INDIA (INDIA) Wrote Using Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 6.0 on Windows Windows XP on 09. June 2011 at 7:16 pm

    loved comment from Bshah.

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    43. Nataraju From INDIA (INDIA) Wrote Using Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 9.0 on Windows Windows NT on 14. July 2011 at 7:49 am

    i appriciate sudha murthy who was put more effort and supported to Naran murthy.

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    44. chaitra cj 14.96.76.50 not found Wrote Using Safari Safari 534.30 on Mac OS Mac OS X on 17. July 2011 at 11:48 pm

    I have read many sudha murty madam’s books..In all those books she potrays a woman who symbolises strength , aspirant,courageous , selfless and career oriented..In all these women I see only one SUDHA MURTHY..

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    45. Leela Ramesh From INDIA (INDIA) Wrote Using Opera Opera 9.80 on Windows Windows XP on 19. July 2011 at 12:07 pm

    My throat was choked as I read Sudha Murthy’s story. What a fine balance of family,profession and dream they have engineered in life! Let us look at it this way. It is beacuse Sudha Murthy was not incorporated full fledged into Infosys that she could contribute in many other ways as social worker which I am sure is more fulfilling than any technical career.
    My best wishes to the endearing couple!

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    46. ketan From INDIA (INDIA) Wrote Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 3.6.10 on Fedora Linux Fedora Linux on 23. August 2011 at 10:09 am

    sacrifice,it meant all for the good family think that narayan murthy was bit partial but he really cared for them

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    47. Nagaraj From INDIA (INDIA) Wrote Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 6.0 on Windows Windows XP on 25. August 2011 at 6:15 pm

    Very inspiring story…..
    Mr. Narayana Murthy sir has been role model for me in terms of his passion,simple living and high thinking, approach, strategy and vision. The Great Leader and Achiever, who made all of us proud.
    He is also set excellent example for Balance of life,Honesty and integrity.Mrs. Murthy is simply great for all her extended support and making him successful.

    Hats of to you both

    We are Proud of you

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    48. Shawn From INDIA (INDIA) Wrote Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 3.6.20 on Windows Windows XP on 25. August 2011 at 6:19 pm

    There is no doubt that Sudha has sacrificed her Career for the family. But it is not new as, during those times, most educated and employable women did so. Bur one needs to appreciate that, as Wife & Husband, both, Sudha as well as Murthy have realized their priorities in life. Even Murthy has sacrificed his joys for not just building Infosys but also providing livelihood for the family. The moot point is that in his rise, has he neglected the family? No, he has done what is possible for Sudha to carve a niche for herself.There are a number of women like Sudha and Men like Murthy, some have succeeded in their career and some not. But the fact that each have supported the other in the struggle of life, is the true lesson I learn.

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    49. Darshana From AUSTRALIA (AUSTRALIA) Wrote Using Safari Safari 535.1 on Mac OS Mac OS X on 12. September 2011 at 9:34 pm

    nice… luv story…

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    50. Kunjesh Sukhadia From INDIA (INDIA) Wrote Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 6.0.2 on Windows Windows XP on 13. September 2011 at 12:09 pm

    I don’t have so many words to say. But I want to tell you one thing that the title of the story…

    “THE GREAT LOVE STORY WITH ONE DREAM INFOSYS

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    51. Mounica From UNITED STATES (UNITED STATES) Wrote Using Safari Safari 535.1 on Mac OS Mac OS X on 15. September 2011 at 12:03 am

    hieee,
    very good article, it was inspriring…hats off to Narayana Murthy & Sudha Murthy…waiting for a chance if i were to meet u..longing..!!!!
    A very good decision taken by Narayana Murthy at right time and the sacrifice of Sudha Murthy led to the success of Infosys…!!!!

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    52. gajen 49.203.46.219 not found Wrote Using Safari Safari 534.24 on Mac OS Mac OS X on 17. September 2011 at 5:21 pm

    i felt that for success dedication,hard work is necessary but if ur wife help,co-operate and inspire that encourage the motivation..
    and here we can see this example

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    53. seema From AUSTRALIA (AUSTRALIA) Wrote Using Safari Safari 535.1 on Mac OS Mac OS X on 21. January 2012 at 4:56 pm

    beawar ajmer in rajasthan ..21-1-2012.aapki sadgi aapke st0ry se pata cha!ti hai mujh !agta hai narayanji s0 !ucky kyuki unhe !ife mai !0ve r success 2 mi! hai…..

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    54. Revansiddappa.S.Ratkal From INDIA (INDIA) Wrote Using Safari Safari 535.7 on Mac OS Mac OS X on 22. January 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Sudha Mam ,
    when i read this, a reality of life in your own life ,i learned that -ve is nothing, but +ve can make everything……..

    I wish that , every man in life should have, one sudha mam/ or every todays girls should have “SUDHA MAM ” in their heart.

    so that , that will make to come more ,NARAYAN MURTHY and more INFOSYS to the developing INDIA.

    Mam , i am very much impressed by you,
    till now i was thinking that My mother is only good lady and all others are simply nothing,,
    …….but it went false….
    hads of to you Mam

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    55. Kristian From JAPAN (JAPAN) Wrote Using Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 8.0 on Windows Windows XP on 13. February 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Ma’am Sudha,

    I would agree to what Revansiddappa.S.Ratkal had said. We have to admit that in every success of a man, is a woman behind.

    Support, being done out of love, is something in every man’s success. It is not being selfish. In fact, this was done generously and not self centered.

    I really admired your love story.

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    56. Dev Vaish 1.38.24.39 not found Wrote Using Safari Safari 535.11 on Mac OS Mac OS X on 19. March 2012 at 6:29 am

    Dear SUDHA (KULKARNI), Kindly recall, I am Dev Vaish, from IIT Delhi, the same person at TELCO, Chinchwad, where we worked together, designing electrical drawings. I can never ever forget the food you shared with me at Lunch time. Also Remember NAYANTARA? Where is she? About me, after leaving TELCO, I worked with EPI, then Crown gents of UK, then with UNICEF, till I became head of Quality Assurance and Inspection Service (non-pharma) at Copenhagen. I took early retirement at 55 and now live in a rural area, in Harda district, MP working for Uplift of Adivasis. WOULD LOVE TO MEET YOU. 9589052675. Dev Vaish

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