N. R. Narayana Murthy Biography
(Founder of Infosys)
Birthday: August 20, 1946 (Leo)
Born In: Sidlaghatta, Kolar, India
One of the brilliant minds behind the founding of the Indian multinational corporation Infosys Ltd., N. R. Narayana Murthy, is an industrialist counted amongst the greatest Indian industrialists of the contemporary time. Infosys is a major IT company which provides business consulting, information technology and outsourcing services, and Murthy has played a tremendous role in ensuring its success. From an early age Murthy displayed signs of greatness and received his education from one of the top technological institutions in India. Before venturing to become an entrepreneur he had worked with Patni Computer Systems in Pune. He had always dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur and hoped to form a big company which would create job opportunities for the country’s youngsters. Blessed with a brilliant mind and astute business sense, he formed Infosys with six other software professionals including Nandan Nilekani and N. S. Raghavan with an initial capital of just Rs. 10, 000. Over the years the company grew manifold to become one of the top IT services companies based in India. His company’s contribution to the growth of the IT sector in India has been immense and the ‘Time’ magazine described him as the “Father of Indian IT Sector”. He has been honored with several awards for his contribution to the Indian industrial sector.