Once upon a time in Bangalore…

July 27, 2006

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Can you identify these men and women?

Top:(From left to right) Sudha Murthy, N R Narayana Murthy, Nandan Nilekani and Rohini Nilekani, a journalist at Bombay magazine before their wedding, at a picnic near Bangalore in the early 1980s. 

Below: (From left to right) Kumari Shibulal, Rohini Nilekani and Sudha Murthy.

For more, click here:
http://in.rediff.com/money/2006/jul/21infy.htm
http://specials.rediff.com/money/2006/jul/11sld1.htm

Photograph courtesy: Infosys Technologies
Design: RK

10 Responses to “Once upon a time in Bangalore…”


  1. I still admire Murthys for keeping their feet on the ground despite unprecedented success in their venture. I happened to interview NRN wayback in 1998 when Infy was just another small entity. Even today, I feel the man has not changed at all. Proud to be a Kannadiga!

  2. travel plaza Says:

    RK, Thanks for bringing this amazing success story to our attention. I enjoyed reading the article and seeing the pictures. The Murthys, Shibulals and Nilekanis are an inspiration to all. I especially enjoyed reading about the wives and their support that was behind the evolving of Infosys.

  3. rk Says:

    Kishor,
    Great! Feels nice that you had interviewed NRN long back. Do you still have copy? And can we have the privilege of reading it? Indeed, a proud Kannadiga is proud of another Veera Kannadiga!

    TP,
    You are welcome. Yes, a wife’s support is of immense strength to a husband. And very few hubbies acknowledge it.

  4. Vidya Says:

    Hey Ramki, Enjoyed looking at the pictures! Infosys success is a real inspiration to all of us. I really admire Sudha Murthy for her encouragement, sacrifice and support given to Narayan Murthy.

  5. Shruthi Says:

    Nice photos🙂

  6. rk Says:

    Vidya.
    You are right. It feels nice that the success story happened in our city!

    Shruthi,
    Thanks.


  7. RK, I just have the hardcopy. Will try to scan and post in one of these days.

  8. rk Says:

    kishor,
    thanks a lot. looking fwd to reading it!
    cheers🙂

  9. Vijay Says:

    I am not an Infosys person so no bias here…

    One thing you can never grudge NRN and Nandan is their success. They have slogged for it. They have earned every rupee.

    Infy was the first company that actually strived to give all its employees (not managers only) a nice work environment. I remember way back in 1992 they spent 20+ crores on their Electronic City Campus that had child care, gyms etc.. unheard of in those days.

    Heres my Infy experience.. in 1992 I was contemplating moving back from the US to India. My uncle (chikappa) calls me up and wants me to meet this “up and coming” company and its CEO (who happened to be his classmate at NIE). They wanted someone who was experienced in the US market. No two guesses as to who the company and CEO were. I opted to move to Singapore with my existing US company.. talk about missing the bus😦

  10. rk Says:

    Vijay,
    Thanks for sharing your experience. But everything happens for good, I feel.
    And yes, I read in the newspaper y’day that Infy has announced a huge bonus for all its employees and shareholders to celebrate 25 years of its existence.


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