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Narayana Murthy: 5 interesting facts about the Infosys founder

Sep 22, 2023

ET Online

Narayana Murthy

Infosys Founder Nagavara Ramarao Narayana Murthy or NR Narayana Murthy is one of the most celebrated business leaders in India.

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Becoming an icon

With a career spanning decades, Murthy has successfully made Infosys the second-largest IT company in India and is known for his excellent management skills.

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5 facts

Here are 5 interesting facts about NR Narayana Murthy.

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Research at IIM

Before establishing Infosys, Murthy first worked as a research associate and later as Chief Systems Programmer at IIM Ahmedabad.

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Brilliant from beginning

An IIT Kanpur graduate, Murthy at IIM designed and implemented a BASIC interpreter for Electronics Corporation of India Limited.

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Meeting Sudha Murty

Narayana Murthy met his wife Sudha Kulkari (now Murty) through a friend named Prasanna who used to send her books with his name.

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Days in jail

In 1974, Narayana Murthy was imprisoned for 72 hours in Bulgaria for criticising its government.

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Pact with friends

The Infosys founder and his group of friends made a pact where the first one to get a job sends pocket money to others. Murthy kept the promise.

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