Biography of N. R. Narayan Murthy: co founder of Infosys

Narayan Murthy is an Indian businessman. He is famous as a cofounder of India's one of the biggest IT company Infosys.
  • He was born on 20 August, 1946 in Mysore,Karnataka. His full name is Nagavara Ramaroa Narayana Murthy.
    narayan murthy founder of infosys
    Narayan Murthy
  • He was born in a middle class family to Sri R H Kulkarni and Vimala Kulkarni. He married to Sudha Murthy.
  • Sudha Murthy is an author and social worker. They have a son Rohan and a daughter Akshata.
  • He pursed his BE degree in electrical engineering from the university of Mysore. Later he completed his master's degree from IIT kanpur in 1969.
  • He started his career at IIM ahmedabad. There he worked on the time sharing computer system and designed a basic interpreter for ECIL.
  • In the beginning, he started a company sofronics. But he was not successful at that time. He joined Patni computer systems in pune.
  • In 1981,he borrowed Rs. 10,000 from his wife and started Infosys with 6 other partners. Under his leadership, Infosys became a large IT company of India. Infosys was the first Indian IT company which was listed on NASDAQ.
  • He remained CEO of Infosys from 1981-2002. He served as the chairman of the board from the 2002-2011. He took retirement in 2011. But in 2013, he returned to Infosys as executive chairman and additional director.
  • He has received many awards such as - Padma vibhushan (2008), Padma shri (2000),indo-French forum medal (2003). In 2003, he was named Asia's businessman of the year by fortune magazine.