We thank him for bringing India on the world's IT map and providing jobs to thousands. Here is his brief bio:
N. R. NARAYANA MURTHY
Chairman and Chief Mentor Officer
Infosys Technologies Limited
3rd Cross, Electronic City
Bangalore - 561 229, India
Tel : +91 80 2852 0363 / 2852 0399
Fax : +91 80 285 20361 / 2852 0362
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 founded Infosys in 1981 along with six software professionals. He is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Mentor Officer of Infosys.
He was a member of the operating system team that designed 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.
Mr. 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).
Mr. Murthy has received several honors and awards :
The ET Businessperson Of The Year Award [2000-2001]...