- by Manasi P. Shetiya Std. VIII-C.
Sudha Murty is a writer in Kannada and English and a philanthropist. She was born to a surgeon Dr. R. H. Kulkarni and Vimala Kulkarni on 19th August 1950 in Shiggoan in Karnataka.
Sudha Murty usually writes books based on qualities such as charity, hospitality and self-realization. She has written 2 travelogues, 2 technical books, 6 novels and 3 educational books. She is a prolific fiction author in English and Kannada.
She as written several books such as ‘Samanyaralli’, ‘Mahashweta’ and ‘Asamanyaru’in Kannada as well as ‘Old Man and his God’ ‘How I taught my grandmother to read’ and ‘Wise and otherwise’ in English. Sudha Murtyhas received ‘Attimabbe Award’ for her literacy work.
Apart from being a writer she also started ‘Infosys Foundation’ an institution that supports underprivileged sections of society. She is the Chairperson of it. She is also a member in public health initiatives of Gates Foundation. Sudha Murty was the first female engineer to be hired at India’s largest auto manufacturer ‘Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company, (Telco).
SudhaMurty is the wife of Narayan Murty, an eminent IT industrialist and co-founder of Infosys.