Indian Author Sudha Murty & Facts about her Extraordinary Life

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Indian Author Sudha Murty needs no introduction. She is a very renowned figure in both English and Kannada literature. She began her professional career in computer science and engineering. Mrs. Murty is the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation and a member of the public health care initiatives of the Gates Foundation.

Here are a few unknown facts from the life of Sudha Murthy

  • Sudha Murty was born on 19 August 1950 in a Madhwa family in Shiggaon, Karnataka to surgeon Dr. R. H. Kutti and his wife Vimala Kulkarni.


Sudha Murthy with her parents and siblings

Sudha Murthy with her parents and siblings


  • She completed B.E. in Electrical Engineering from KLE Technological University, Hubli, Karnataka.

  • Sudha Murty completed M.E in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India standing first in her class and receiving a gold medal from the Indian Institute of Engineers, Delhi.


An old picture of Indian Author Sudha Murthy

An old picture of Sudha Murthy


  • She became the first female engineer hired in India’s largest auto manufacturer company TATA Engineering and Locomotive Company (TELCO). Murty joined the company as a Development Engineer in Pune and then moved to Mumbai and Jamshedpur.

  • In the year 1995, she was awarded the ‘Best Teacher Award’ from Rotary Club at Bangalore.

  • In 1996, she started Infosys Foundation and to date, she has been the Trustee of Infosys Foundation and a Visiting Professor at the PG Center of Bangalore University.


A picture from the wedding day

A picture from the wedding day


  • Sudha Murty has written many books, from which two are travelogues, two technical books, six novels, and three educative books

  • She has founded several orphanages and established ‘The Murty Classical Library of India’ at Harvard University.


Indian Author Sudha Murthy

Indian Author Sudha Murthy


  • Sudha Murty has also acted in the Marathi film ‘Pitruroon’ and a Kannada film ‘Prarthana’.

  • In the year 2018, Sudha Murty received the Life Time Achievement Award at the Crossword-Raymond Book Awards.

  • In an interview with the Filmfare magazine, she revealed that she has more than 500 DVDs in her home. She loves to watch movies and is a movie buff.


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