Sudha Murty


Educator, author, engineer, philanthropist and leader – these are just some of the many hats worn by Mrs Sudha Murty. She is the Founder and was the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic and CSR arm of Infosys, which she headed for twenty-five years. Over the course of her tenure at the helm of the foundation, she championed a number of causes focusing on the fields of education, healthcare, rural development, destitute care, art and culture, mid-day meal schemes and water projects, to name a few. Her legacy of personal service has made unparalleled contributions that have positively impacted millions of lives. She is also one of India’s most loved children’s authors whose literary works have captured readers’ hearts with their simplicity, warmth, and insight. She is currently the founder and chairperson of Murty Trust, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and celebration of culture, science, knowledge systems born out of India and animal welfare. For her contributions in the field of social work, she was awarded India’s third-highest civilian award, the Padma Bhushan, in 2023 and the Padma Shri in 2006. She is also the recipient of eight honorary doctorates and numerous other awards.