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Sudha Murthy as a Person

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Sudha Murthy
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[edit] Early life
She did B.E. in Electrical Engineering from the B.V.B. College of Engineering & Technology, Hubli. She stood first in Karnataka for which she received a gold medal from the Chief Minister of Karnataka. She also completed her M.Tech. in Computer Science in 1974 from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, stood first in her class and received a gold medal from the Indian Institute of Engineers.
She was also the first woman engineer to be selected in Telco (now Tata Motors), Pune. She had written a postcard to JRD Tata complaining of the gender bias in Tata Motors (Telco then had a men-only policy) and she was invited for a special interview by Tata Motors. (Please see external link Aapro JRD). She was living in Pune from 1974–1981, later she moved to Mumbai. It was her savings of Rs. 10,000 that was instrumental in the founding of Infosys; N.R. Narayana Murthy proudly mentions this fact on several occasions.
Mrs. Murthy has written many stories, mostly published by Penguin, which deal with common lives and her views on donations, hospitality and realisation. Some of them include Sweet Hospitality and Wise and Otherwise&action=edit&redlink=1). She also focuses on social works and her husband Narayana Murthy's achievements.
  Mahashweta   (Kannada and English)
        Dollar Bahu   (English)
        Have I lost my identity as a woman, in Murthy's shadow? No, I   might be Mrs Narayana Murthy. I might be Akshata and Rohan's   mother. I might be the trustee of Infosys Foundation. But I   am still Sudha. Like all women, I play different roles. That   doesn't mean we don't have our own identity. Women have that   extra quality of adaptability and learn to fit into different   shoes. But we are our own selves still. And we have to exact our   freedom by making the right choices in our lives, dictated   by us and not by the world.

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