Narayana Murthy was born on August 20, 1946, in Mysore to a ‘Kannada Madhwa Brahmin’ family. He has eight brothers and a sister.
Murthy’s father was a high school teacher and the fact that he had to take care of 10 children made the financial conditions difficult for him.
This left Narayana Murthy to attend a government school and he went on to pursue his B.E degree from the University of Mysore and later acquired his masters’ degree from IIT, Kanpur. He started his career as a chief system programmer at IIM Ahmedabad implementing the BASIC interpreter for ECIL (Electronics Corporation of India Limited). Then he moves to London and worked for three years in a company called SESA. Here he excelled in his career by designing a software to manage air-freight at the Charles de Gaulle terminal in Paris.
He came back to India with a dream of starting his own company. Aptly, he started an IT software consulting firm called Softronics in Pune which he says allowed him to learn his first experiences. However, the company failed and later on, he joined a company in Pune named Patni Computer Systems and again moved on to Mumbai where he met his wife Sudha, who was also an engineer. Incidentally, she would be the one to provide the initial investment for starting Infosys for more details visit here…