Born: 19 August 1950
- She is an Indian engineering teacher, Kannada, Marathi, and English author as well as a Social worker.
- She is also the Chairperson of the Infosys Foundation.
- She is the wife of the co-founder of Infosys, N. R. Narayana Murthy.
- She began her professional career in computer science and engineering.
- She is the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation and a member of the public health care initiatives of the Gates Foundation.
- She has founded several orphanages, participated in rural development efforts, supported the movement to provide all Karnataka government schools with computer and library facilities, and established the ‘Murty Classical Library of India’ at Harvard University.
- She initiated a bold move to introduce computer and library facilities in all schools in Karnataka & taught computer science.
- She got the “Best Teacher Award” in 1995 from Rotary Club at Bengaluru (erstwhile Bangalore).
- She is best known for her social work and her contribution to literature in Kannada and English.
- Dollar Bahu (English: Dollar Daughter-in-Law), a novel originally authored by her in Kannada and later translated into English as Dollar Bahu, was adapted as a televised dramatic series by Zee TV in 2001.
- She has also acted in the Marathi film Pitruroon and the Kannada film Prarthana.
- She has also appeared in Kaun Banega Crorepati season 11 in its Karamveer episode of finale week.
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August 19, 2020