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Narayana Murthy :
The Guru of I.T. Technology
Mr. Narayana Murthy is undoubtedly one of the most famous persons from
Karnataka. He is credited for creating the biggest IT empire in India that
has brought India on the world's IT map. He is the brain behind Infosys
which is considered to be the jewel of India's IT crown. Today, Infosys is
acknowledged by customers, employees, investors and the general public as a
highly respected, dynamic and innovative company. In March 1999, Infosys
Technologies became the first India-registered company to be listed on an
American stock exchange. Narayana Murthy distributed the companys
profits among the employees through a stock-option program, and adopted the
best corporate governance practices. All this earned him praise and respect.
Peek in to the Past
Mr. Narayana Murthy was born on August 20, 1946 in Karnataka, India. He
obtained his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (B.E.) from University
of Mysore in 1967 and his Master of Technology (M.Tech.) from Indian
Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur in 1969.
He has designed and implemented the
country's first BASIC interpreter and the country's first time sharing
operating system. He was also a member of the operating system team that
designed a 400 terminal, real time operating system for handling air
cargo for Charles de Gaulle airport, Paris. He was the President of
National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) from
1992 to 1994.
Murthy is a member of the National Information Technology Task Force of
India, and also of the Prime Minister's Council on Trade and Industry.
He is a Director on the board of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
Feather in the Cap:
The brainchild of the premium IT firm, founded Infosys in 1981 along
with six software professionals. He is the Chairman of the Board and
Chief Mentor Officer of Infosys.
He was the President of National Association of Software and Service
Companies (NASSCOM) from 1992 to 1994.
He was awarded with The ET Businessperson Of The Year Award [2000-2001]
and The Max Schmidheiny Award - 2001 and numerous other honors. Business
Week chose him as one of "The Stars of Asia" for three
successive years, in 1998, 1999 and 2000.