Sudha Murty takes oath as Rajya Sabha MP, Narayana Murthy present

Engineer-turned-philanthropist Sudha Murty took oath as an MP of the Rajya Sabha in the presence of her husband NR Narayana Murthy. Sudha Murty was nominated to the Upper House on International Women’s Day.

Sudha Murty takes oath as a Rajya Sabha MP as her husband NR Narayana Murthy watches behind. (Photo: ANI)

Press Trust of India

New Delhi,UPDATED: Mar 14, 2024 14:59 IST

Engineer-turned-philanthropist Sudha Murty on Thursday took oath as Rajya Sabha MP in the presence of her husband NR Narayana Murthy.

Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar administered the oath in his chamber in Parliament House. Leader of the House Piyush Goyal was also present on the occasion.

#WATCH | Author and philanthropist Sudha Murty, nominated to the Rajya Sabha by President Droupadi Murmu, takes oath as a member of the Upper House of Parliament, in the presence of House Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar

Infosys founder Narayan Murty and Union Minister Piyush Goyalâ€æ
— ANI (@ANI) March 14, 2024

Murty, 73, the former chairperson of Infosys Foundation and the author of several books, mostly for children, was nominated to the Rajya Sabha on International Women’s Day last Friday (March 8).

She is also renowned for her contribution to Kannada and English literature and is a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar, the Padma Shri (2006) and the Padma Bhushan (2023).

Murty, who was the first woman engineer to have worked with TELCO, is famously known to have provided the seed capital of Rs 10,000 from her emergency funds to her husband to start Infosys, which now has a market cap of over USD 80 billion.

Her daughter Akshata is married to British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

Published By:

Prateek Chakraborty

Published On:

Mar 14, 2024

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