Sudha Murthy: An Icon For Social Change

Author, teacher and entrepreneur Sudha Murthy is also the chairperson and trustee of Infosys Foundation. Steering social change through the Infosys Foundation since its inception in 1996, she has reportedly built houses in flood-affected areas as well as 7000 libraries in schools and 16,000 toilets for public health and hygiene.

As Sudha Murthy became the first female engineer to be hired at Telco, her position helped redefine Tata Motors’ hitherto men-only job policy.

Besides supporting her husband Narayana Murthy in establishing Infosys and giving him the initial investment, the philanthropist is also a prolific author in Kannada and English, writing both fiction and non-fiction. Some of her most loved works of fiction include Dollar Bahu, House of Cards, The Serpent’s Revenge. She has highlighted women’s issues including domestic politics and problems with the marriage system in India in several of her books.

Murthy’s contributions to the fields of education, public health and social upliftment among others have made her a force to reckon with.

Take a look at some of her prominent achievements in this video.

(Script by Apurva P; video edited by Nang Tanvi)

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