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Sudha Murty Nominated to Rajya Sabha

President Droupadi Murmu nominated author and philanthropist Sudha Murty to the Rajya Sabha. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced this and congratulated Sudha Murty, saying her contribution to diverse fields has been “immense and inspiring”.

About Sudha Murty

Sudha Murty is an Indian educator, author, philanthropist, and the former chairperson of the Infosys Foundation. She is also a member of the public healthcare initiatives of the Gates Foundation.

Murty has established the Murty Classical Library of India at Harvard University.

Awards and Honors

In 2006, Sudha Murty was awarded the Padma Shri – the fourth-highest civilian award in India. In 2023, she was awarded the Padma Bhushan – the third-highest civilian award.

Literary Works

Sudha Murty is known for her novel – ‘Dollar Bahu’ – which was originally authored by her in Kannada and later translated into English. The novel was also televised into a dramatic series by Zee TV in 2001.

She also wrote a story ‘Runa’ which was adapted as a Marathi film.

Personal Life

Murty is married to the co-founder of Infosys, Narayan Murty. They have two children – Akshata and Rohan. Akshata Murty is married to the UK prime minister Rishi Sunak.

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