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Narayana Murthy – the founder and mentor of IT giant Infosys, will officially retire on Saturday, Aug 20. 65-year-old Murthy will retire as the chairman of the company after handing over the charge to the new chief – KV Kamath.Murthy’s retirement will mark the end of an era of Infosys and will resume a different reign with Kamath. However, as Murthy had claimed earlier, he (Murthy) will continue to guide the company which was found in 1981.
- Ex-Infy chief Narayana Murthy wants to be President of India
Former Infosys chief, Narayana Murthy, during an interview with CNN-IBN expressed his wish to be the President of India, if all parties agree.The news came when editor in chief of IBN network, Rajdeep Sardesai on Thursday, Oct 13 tweeted from his personal Twitter account, “Narayan Murthy to Nikhil Wagle of IBN Lokmat: will be honoured to be president of India if all parties agree.”Recently, the former Infosys chief had grabbed the headlines when he commented on the “deteriorating qualities” of IIT students.
- Murty Classical Library scouting for translatorsThe Murty Classical Library of India (MCLI), set up about a year ago to bring the classical literature of India to a global audience, is now scouting for good translators, said Rohan Narayana Murty, son of Infosys Chairman-Emeritus N.R. Narayana Murty. It has been difficult to get good translators and people can submit their proposals to the MCLI for translating. “Anyone approach send us, even now. That would be fantastic,” he told The Hindu.
- A nation is as good as the productivity of its people: Narayan Murthy
NR Narayana Murthy on Friday stepped down as Chairman of Infosys, bringing the curtains down on his 30-years of illustrious innings at the helm, even as he sought to inspire the new leadership team and the employees to take the company to greater heights.At the farewell ceremony at the NASDAQ-listed company’s headquarters in Bangalore on Friday evening, Murthy outlined his vision for the $6-billion IT firm.
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Despite a huge controversy and extreme resistance, the chief of I-T giant Infosys, NR Narayana Murthy reached Belgaum to inaugurate the much awaited Vishwa Kannada Sammelana (World Kannada Meet). The World Kannada Meet kicked off today (Friday, Mar 11).Soon after reaching Belgaum, Narayana Murthy in an exclusive interview with Oneindia expressed his views and aspirations for the developments of Karnataka.
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The Vishwa Kannada Sammelana (World Kannada Summit) was recently held at Belgaum. It had its share of controversies starting from the inauguration ceremony. Infosys co-founder, Chief Mentor NR Narayana Murthy (NRN) is very dear to Kannadigas.He and other companies like Wipro brought India on the world’s software map. NRN has always been known for his simplicity and transparency. He brought a new standard in the corporate governance.
- Narayana Murthy foresees huge IT boom
One of the India IT giants Infosys’ chairman Narayana Murthy expected for a 25-26 percent growth in the IT sector.Murthy, who attended a ceremony in Kolkata on Jan 23, “Under the current circumstances, it is performing well. Overall, things are fine.
- Netaji could have taken us past China: Murthy
India would have seized its opportunities better and faster than China and climbed to the second spot on the world economic ladder by now had Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose played a role in building the nation, Infosys chief mentor N R Narayana Murthy said here on Sunday. He would have been a perfect foil to Jawaharlal Nehru’s more conservative approach to industrialization, opposed the licence raj and might even have prevented Partition, Murthy added while delivering the Netaji Memorial Oration in Kolkata on Sunday. The software guru paid a glowing tribute to Bose while censuring the Centre for not paying due respect to the great leader.
- Narayan Murthy on JK job formulating panel
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, on Tuesday, Aug 10, came up with a new idea to settle down the Kashmir problem by declaring of establishing an expert group, which will generate jobs to the youths of the valley.The high level expert group led by Infosys founding Chairman N R Narayana Murthy and former Reserve Bank of India governor C Rangarajan.
- Narayana Murthy to turn venture capitalist
Twenty-eight years after he started Infosys with Rs 10,000 borrowed from his wife, NR Narayana Murthy, whose personal fortune today is said to be worth around $1.8 billion, wants to start a venture fund to invest in new ideas that create value for society.In an exclusive chat with ET, the chairman and chief mentor of India’s second-largest IT firm, said there are tremendous investment opportunities beyond computers and high-tech areas. Ideas from rural areas need to be encouraged and the urban poor need the right handholding, mentoring and capital to grow.
- Murthy, L&T under fire over Bangalore airport
A Karnataka House panel has slammed L&T, Siemens and Unique Zurich Airport for faulty design and construction at the Bangalore International Airport.A joint House panel of the Karnataka Assembly recommended appropriate action against those, including Infosys mentor NR Narayana Murthy, involved in decision making.
- Poor economy no excuse for lay-offs
Infosys’ chief mentor N R Narayana Murthy on Friday, Nov 27 said the layoffs are an inevitable aspect of the corporate world, but a poor economy should not be an excuse to cut jobs.Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an industry meet, Murthy said, “In today’s economic downturn, the challenge lies in having the courage to set an example that responsible profitability is a realistic achievement. By using data to demonstrate that it is possible to preserve jobs while innovating to increase profits, productivity and efficiency.”
- China spoiled US’ economy: Narayana Murthy
Pointing at China’s not ‘visible’ stand in the international market, IT giant Infosys’ chief, NR Narayana Murthy on Oct 26 claimed that the country’s extra-ordinary performance damaged the economies of the western countries like US.Speaking at a conference, Murthy stated, “the damage that is being done to employment opportunity at lower levels in many of the Western economies is because of the extraordinary performance of Chinese export.”
- I am too old to contest elections: Narayana Murthy
N R Narayana Murthy (NRN), the chief mentor of Infosys Technologies said that he is not interested in contesting in the general elections. “I am 62, I am too old to contest an election. But I will definitely go to vote,” said NRN to mediapersons.
- Narayana Murthy on respect and governance
N R Narayana Murthy, chairman and chief mentor of Infosys Technologies, is considered to have set new benchmarks in corporate governance through the firm he founded.Last fortnight, he was chosen to head National Association of Software and Service Companies’ sub-committee on corporate governance.
- Stop meddling with Satyam affairs: NRN
Stop commenting and second guessing on Satyam Computers and leave it to new management to revive the company. This is the advice given by one of India’s larest IT company, Infosys’s mentor N R Narayana Murthy (NRN). He was speaking to the press persons on the sidelines of India’s Technology leaders conference.”There is no need to discuss on issues concerning the impact Satyam will have on the IT industry,” said NRN. He added that Satyam now has a new Board of Directors (BoD) in Kiran Karnik, Deepak Parekh and C Achuthan and it is better to communicate with them. He said that the trio has a lot of experience and have handled major crisis.
- We will not touch a tainted company:NRN
India’s second largest IT Software Company, Infosys has taken the stance of not buying Satyam on Wednesday, Jan 7. “We have no such interest in looking at buying Satyam… absolutely not… We will not touch any such tainted company thats very very clear,” Infosys Founder and Chief Mentor Narayan Murthy said in an interview to a private television channel.
- Satyam a failure of governance: Narayan Murthy
At a time when India software Inc is waking up to perhaps the biggest corporate scam the country has seen, industry leaders such as N R Narayan Murthy who founded country’s second biggest tech firm Infosys, described developments at Satyam as shocking, painful and a good warning for other companies in the sector.Following is Mr Murthy’s unedited views on the subject.
- IT industry has given India wings: Narayana Murthy
Every nation experiences a seminal event that brings revolutionary changes in its economic life. Vanover Bush’s proposal that US universities should focus on research to fuel US economic growth was in effect a critical reason for the extraordinary strides that the US has made in hi-tech.The success of the auto industry in Japan propelled that nation to be the second most powerful economic power in the world. Similarly, the emergence of the software industry in India heralded a new confidence, a new mindset and a new paradigm in the Indian business.
- US slowdown won’t affect Indian IT sector: NRN
Infosys Chief Mentor N R Narayana Murthy on Friday, Sep 5 said that India’s multi-billion IT sector would continue to fare well despite a slowdown in the US economy, so far, we have achieved as per our projections. Certainly, we will see growth in the next quarter,” he told reporters here.The US, the world’s largest economy, is the most important market for India’s infotech companies. The Singur controversy involving Tata Motors, Murthy said, “it is very important that politicians, corporate leaders and bureaucrats–all of them sit together and sort out issues based on logic, ideas and in a conducive environment. I am sure we can find a solution for every problem.” He said the investor confidence could be adversely affected by the row over the Tatas’ small-car project. It is very likely that such a situation will create some doubt and uncertainty, but if the West Bengal Government and Tatas were to come to some agreement, I am sure uncertainty and doubt will go away. But it will take a bit of time.”
- Govt taps NRN for rural IT policy Software sage N R Narayana Murthy may soon start writing first-ever rural IT policy program for the state government that will help infotech companies move to Tier II and III cities to create jobs to the masses.The Yeddyurappa government may also seek the help of the Infosys foundation in implementing rural development programmes.
- Singur violence may keep off investors: Narayanamurthy Infosys mentor N R Narayanamurthy (NRN) on Sunday, Aug 31 said that the unfortunate incidents over the Tata Motor plant at Singur in West Bengal will ‘unleash fear and uncertainty in the minds of all investors’. ”What has happened in Singur is unfortunate for West Bengal, for India and for all progressive Indians”. ”It is likely to be a stumbling block in the excellent GDP growth India has demonstrated in the last decade,” NRN said.Mr Narayanamurthy said the incident would also be a setback for the job opportunities for youngsters in West Bengal. ”It is time that all well-intentioned Indians stand up and demand a peaceful, logical and constructive way of settling the issue of farm land in Singur and elsewhere in India,” he urged.
- NRN donates $1m to train Engineering teachers Summer Leadership Institute (SLI), as the teaching programme is called, is a unique effort to make engineering education and research global — both in curriculum and participation, which in its first year started on 26 May. The initiative will host 23 workshops conducted by professors from the US to train 600 teachers from smaller engineering colleges across India. The programme, which will end in early July, is put together by IUCEE and the American Society of Engineering Education, or ASEE. Given the high energy levels that participants display at the Global Education Centre located at the 380-acre campus of software services firm Infosys Technologies Ltd here, the SLI could mark the beginning of a new chapter in technical education. All the workshops are broadcast live through Edusat, a education satellite of the Indian Space Research Organisation, to more than 50 colleges in the country.
- SC dismisses petition for prosecution of Narayana Murthy The Supreme Court today dismissed a petition seeking prosecution of Infosys promoter and Padma Vibhushan awardee N R Narayana Murthy for allegedly insulting National Anthem during the inauguration of the largest corporate education centre in Mysore, Karnataka on April 8, 2007 which was attended by the then President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam and some foreign dignitaries.Narayana Murthy had cancelled the singing of National Anthem as some foreign dignitaries were present on the dias. A Bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justices C K Thakkar and R V Raveendran refused to interfere with the Karnataka High Court order quashing the criminal proceeding pending against Narayana Murthy in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate Mysore.
- US recession not to hit Indian economy: Narayana Murthy Infosys mentor N R Narayana Murthy today said the recession in the United States would not have any adverse impact on the Indian economy.On the contrary, it would create opportunities for the Indian corporates, including IT companies, he told reporters on the sidelines of a function here.
- Naryana Murthy receives Legion of Honour Infosys Chief N R Naryana Murthy was yesterday conferred upon the Officer of the Legion of Honour, the highest civilian distinction of the France Government. The honour was bestowed on the veteran entrepreneur by French Minister of Higher Education and Research Valerie Pecresse at a function held here on 26 January.
- Padma Vibhushan for NRN External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, eminent playback singer Asha Bhosle, cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, chess grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand, Infosys founder N R Narayanmurthy, industrialist Ratan Tata and environmentalist R K Pachauri are among 13 people selected for the Padma Vibhushan award this year.
- Infosys asks Centre to open up higher education sector Citing constraint of talent in the country, IT major Infosys on Thursday asked the Centre to open up higher education sector, failing which India’s growth would be affected.”Infrastructure and capital are not the biggest constraints of India, but availability of talent,” Infosys board member T V Mohandas Pai said on the sidelines of a conference. Infosys chief mentor N R Narayanamurthy has taken up the reform process in higher education sector to the Prime Minister, who has responded positively, Pai said.
- Low technology in manufacturing provides job Infosys’ chief mentor Narayana Murthy said, ‘India could use low level of technology in the manufacturing sector to provide job opportunities to a large number of illiterate and semi- literate people in the country’ on saturday.Murthy speaking at a meeting organised jointly by All India Association of Industries and Young Entrepreneurs’ Society, said that low-tech manufacturing could create a large number of jobs in India as in the case of China.
- India enjoys respect because of its companies NR Narayana Murthy, chairman and chief mentor of Infosys, is one of the 15 Indians, along with Sri Sri Ravishankar and Aishwarya Rai, who were awarded the Global India Splendor awards by the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television on August 14 in Los Angeles. Mr Murthy, who was on board a flight from the US to Singapore on Independence Day, discussed India’s achievements since 1947, the contributions made by the corporate sector to its growth and what he thinks are the ideal qualities for a politician.
- K’taka HC quashes case against Narayanamurthy Karnataka High Court today quashed case against Infosys Chief Mentor Narayanamurthy of ‘dishonouring National Anthem’. Justice K Bhakthavatsala, allowing a criminal petition by Mr Narayanamurthy seeking quashing proceedings initiated against him before the Second Additional Chief Metropolitan Court, Bangalore, which took cognance of a complaint filed by Kannda Rakshana Vakilara Vedike, quashed the case stating that he (Mr Narayanamurthy) has not committed any violation of the act and nowhere playing National Anthem through instrument was offensive.
- No role for corporates in politics: Murthy Infosys Technologies chief mentor NR Narayana Murthy today said he was not aware of his name doing the rounds for the post of Vice-President of the country.”I am not aware of it. I have no idea about it,” he said replying to a question by reporters on the sidelines of a function here.
- China fast catching up with India in IT: Murthy Eventhough India was 20 years ahead of neighbouring China in Information Technology sector, the latter was fast catching by focussing more on education, Infosys Chief Mentor N R Narayana Murthy said here today.Addressing the induction ceremony of the company’s InStep programme in which over 125 candidates were selected among the 12000 global aspirants here today, he said China was growing well in the IT sector giving more focus on education programmes which was fit for other nations to emulate.
- Anthem issue: HC stays proceedings on NRN The Karantaka High Court today stayed the proceedings in a lower court, against Infosys Chief mentor N R Narayana Murthy for allegedly showing disrespect to National Anthem during the visit of President Abdul Kalam to Mysore recently.The issue which came before the High Court, when Mr Murthy had sought quashing of proceedings against him following a petition filed by activists belonging to Karnataka Rakshana Vakilara Vedike in the Second City Metropolitan Magistrate’s court.
- NRN showed disrespect to Anthem, says Ambareesh Union Minister Ambareesh today said that Infosys Chief Mentor N R Narayana Murthy has shown disrespect by not singing the National Anthem during the visit of President A P J Abdul Kalam to its (Infosys) facilities in Mysore on April 8. In a chat with newsmen here, he said, “However, a big person he may be, one should respect National Anthem, Mr Murthy’s act is nothing but showing disrespect.”
- S L Bhyrappa stands by NRN in Anthem issue Responding to the controversy over Narayana Murthy’s remarks over the playing of National Anthem, Mr Bhyrappa told sources that the issue has been blown out of proportion.
- NRN’s remarks on Anthem rocks Karnataka House Karnataka Home Minister M P Prakash today assured the State Assembly that legal action will be taken against Infosys Chief Mentor and Non-Executive Chairman N R Narayana Murthy if it was proved that the IT czar had insulted the National Anthem during President A P J Abdul Kalam’s visit to the company’s Mysore campus on April eight.
- NRN becoming next President will be fantastic: Prez Kalam President A P J Abdul Kalam said it will be ‘fantastic’ if Mr N R Narayana Murthy, Infosys Chief Mentor and Non-Executive Chairman, would be made the next President of India.While answering questions from the trainees at the Infosys’ Global Education Centre, Asia’s biggest business training centre here, Mr Kalam replied in one word, ‘fantastic,’ when a trainee asked what the president had to say about Mr Murthy being made the next President of India as he was a special person.
- Make forceful argument for Cauvery waters: Narayana Murthy Coming down heavily on agitators protesting against the final verdict of Cauvery Water Dispute Tribunal for shutting down the operations in the state in the name of ‘bandh’, Infosys Chief Mentor and Non-executive Chairman N R Narayana Murthy today said that the state should make sure that it had better data in support of its claims and forcefully argue in platforms like the Union government or the Supreme Court.
Talking to the media at the sidelines of an international conference on ‘managing technology innovation in IT’, organised by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Narayana Murthy supported the Joint Venture between Bharti Enterprises and Wal-Mart, saying the Indian partner would benefit from the world’s largest retail chain’s expertise and technology. Meanwhile Chief Financial Officer V Balakrishnan has sold 1,854 shares, K Dinesh 6.50 lakh shares, TV Mohandas Pai sold 54,727 shares, Shibulal has sold 3.48 lakh shares and Srinath Batni 25,000 shares also participated in the issue.
- C ya, NRN! Has my father said all the usual things like integrity, honesty, humility, simplicity? Narayana Murthy’s son Rohan quizzes deadpan as we prepare to wind down a leisurely, hour-and-a-half long interview at their simple, modest house in the leafy Bangalore suburb of Jayanagar.
- NRN was requested to firm up roadmap for K’taka’s Knowledge sector: HDK Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy tonight announced that Infosys Chief Mentor N R Narayana Murthy has been asked to firm up road map for the development of State Knowledge Sector.
- Narayana Murthy retires from Infosys Bringing his illustrious corporate career to an end, IT major Infosys Chairman N R Narayana Murthy today retired from the service of the company, which he had launched as a small firm in the city in 1981 and took it to enviable heights in the last two and a half decades.
- Curtains to come down tomorrow on NRN’s first innings in Infosys For Mr N R Narayana Murthy, tomorrow would mark the end of an illustrious first innings in IT bellwether Infosys Technologies Limited when he would step down as its Executive Chairman on his attaining superannuation.
- Narayana Murthy to be busybee even after retirement Life will be the same for IT honcho N R Narayana Murthy even after retirement on August 20 on his attaining superannuation. ”I will continue to do what I have been doing. I am already on the board of some companies…I have joined some more. I travel abroad 20 to 22 days a month, I will continue to do that,” the software major Infosys Chairman and Chief Mentor told UNI here.
- Narayana Murthy vouches for US education pattern IT titan N R Narayana Murthy today gave a call for changing the methods of learning in India by focusing on problem solving, solutions and relating it to the real world, like in the US.
- Narayana Murthy salutes authors of economic reforms Hitting out at the critics of economic reforms in the country, Infosys Chief Mentor and Chairman N R Narayana Murthy today said Infosys stood as a shining example of the economic reforms that was introduced in 1991.
- Narayana Murthy’s services sought for Karnataka’s development: CM Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today sought the services of Infosys Chairman and Chief Mentor N R Narayana Murthy for the development of the State after his retirement on August 20.
- No plans to venture into pharma, biotech: Infy chairman There will be no “Act-II” for Infosys chairman and chief mentor N R Narayana Murthy, who retires on August 20 when he turns 60, and the company he had founded 25 years ago remains his first and last love.
- Skills Murthy and Mallaya need to learn India Inc.’s corporate leaders are as motley as they come – from the flamboyant Vijay Mallya, to the soft-spoken Narayan Murthy; from the disciplined Azim Premji to the visionary Ratan Tata. But the one thing they have in common is that they are world-beating leaders whose reputations precede them wherever they go. Their commitment and focus are by words in the world of business and their zeal, enterprise and firm sense of ethic sets them apart from the pack.
- Narayana Murthy to step down as Infosys Chairman Infosys Chairman and Chief Mentor N R Narayana Murthy today said he will relinquish both the posts on his attaining 60 years of age on August 20. Speaking to newspersons here after participating in the company’s 25th Annual General Meeting, he, however, said he would continue to function in the capacity as Non-Executive Chairman, provided the Board of Directors approved it at its meeting on July 11, the day when his successor would be finalised. ”My commitment to the company will continue. However, the youths in the company will take over the mantle,” he added.
- Infosys Chief calls for study on reservation in higher education Admitting the need for reservation in higher education based on citizens’ social status, Infosys Chairman and Chief Mentor N R Narayana Murthy today said a suitable decision should be taken only after conducting a detailed study on the matter.
- Narayana Murthy, most admired biz leader Infosys Technologies Chairman and Chief Mentor N R Narayana Murthy has, for the fifth year running, emerged the most admired business leader of India amongst B-schools across the country.
- Infosys Chief Mentor urges for improvement in infrastructure Infosys Technologies Limited Chairman and Chief Mentor Narayana Murthy today reiterated his demand for improving infrastructure to retain Karnataka as the IT hub in the Country. Speaking after receiving the ‘Citizen Extraordinaire-2006’ by Prestige Group in association with Rotary Bangalore Mid town, in recognition of Mr Murthy’s commitment to the city of Bangalore, he said the State contributed over 36 per cent of IT exports and was growing at an impressive rate of over 35 per cent.
- Narayan Murthy condemns violence during Rajkumar’s funeral Infosys Chief Mentor Narayana Murthy, describing Dadasaheb Phalke awardee and doyen of Kannada film industry Rajkumar as a gentle and great personality, today condemned the violence that took place during his funeral. He told newsmen here that the kind of violence unleashed on the occasion of the funeral of Rajkumar was really sad and it was not the way to pay tribute to the departed soul. Mr Murthy said he was a fan of Rajkumar and had seen many of his films.
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