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N.R. Narayana Murthy

Indian IT industrialist and co-founder of Infosys, N R Narayan Murthy (L) seek blessing from Indian industrialist Ratan Tata in Mumbai.

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Infosys founders Narayan Murthy, Nandan Nilekani, Kris Gopalakrishna (R), K Dinesh and Srinath Batni (L) pose during the announcement of the winners of the Infosys Prize 2017, and a panel discussion at Infosys headquarters in Bengaluru.

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N.R. Narayana Murthy with newly-appointed CEO Vishal Sikka in 2014

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(From left) Nandan Nilekani, N.S. Raghavan, Kris Gopalakrishnan, N.R. Narayana Murthy, S.D. Shibulal and K. Dinesh

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Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information & Broadcasting, Arun Jaitley with Founder of Infosys Ltd. Narayana Murthy during a meeting in New Delhi.

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NR Narayan Murthy, President of the Board of Trustees, Infosys Science Foundation and Founder, Infosys delivers the Annual Day lecture of Competition Commission of India in New Delhi.

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Get in Line No, the buffet hasn't started yet and, yes, the loos still have a few empty stalls, so why are the who's who of India Inc's billionaire list queuing up? Well, it seems it is to shake, perchance to give a little squeeze, to the hand of the leader of the free world, the most powerful man on earth, US prez Barack Obama, at the dinner in his honour at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Pass the hand sanitiser, somebody.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with founder of Infosys, N.R. Narayana Murthy during a meeting in New Delhi.

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Infosys Chairman N. R. Narayana Murthy addresses shareholders at the company's 33rd Annual General Meeting in Bangalore.

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Infosys Executive Chairman N R Narayana Murthy with newly appointed CEO & MD Vishal Sikka at a press conference at Infosys headquarters in Bengaluru.

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All In The Family NRN with his son Rohan Murthy and daughter-in-law Laksmi Venu

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German President Joachim Gauck, center, arrives with Infosys Executive Chairman N.R. Narayana Murthy to address an Indo-German conference at Infosys headquarters in Bengaluru.

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The Nehru-Gandhi Dynasty Award: Narayana Murthy, for shedding the carefully crafted tag of meritocracy by appointing his son as EA in Infosys.

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Infosys Chairman Narayan Murthy speaks during the unveiling of Infosys TradeEdge in Bengaluru.

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Narayana Murthy at the Infosys building

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Do the shuffle From left, Infy CEO Shibulal, Murthy, K.V. Kamath and vice-chairman S. Gopalakrishnan

Dad’s asst NRN with son Rohan and his wife Lakshmi Venu in 2011

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N R Narayan Murthy, newly appointed Chairman of Infosys Technologies speaks during a press conference at the company's headquarter in Bengaluru. In a dramatic development, the country's second largest software services major Infosys re-appointed N R Narayana Murthy as its executive chairman with immediate effect to put the company back on high growth path.

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J&K CM Omar Abdullah presenting a memento to Chairman Emeritus Infosys Narayana Murti during the first convocation of Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University in Rajouri.

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Ladder of success Narayana Murthy’s company has gone from strength to strength

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Prince Andrew, Duke of York, is presented with a memento by Infosys Chairman Emeritus N R Narayan Murthy, during his visit to the IT major's headquarters in Bengaluru.

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N.R. Narayana Murthy vs Chetan Bhagat The Infoczar and the LitPopstar. When two lamp-posts on the same side of the street lit into each other, sound travelled faster than light. Infosys mentor Narayana Murthy (who apparently has presidential ambitions) kicked it off by lamenting the falling quality among IIT graduates. This got writer and ex-IITian Chetan Bhagat’s goat. And so Murthy, who is used to much deference being shown to him, got plainspoken words from a punctured ego. High-handed! Unfair! Those who spend their life running a bodyshop shouldn’t comment on IITs! Alumni pitched in, for both sides of the argument. Call it the Engineers’ Litfest.

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Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa with Infosys chief mentor Chairman NR Narayana Murthy during the Vishwa Kannada Sammelana procession in Belgaum.

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British Prime Minister David Cameron talks to Infosys Technologies Chairman N. R. Narayana Murthy at the company's headquarters in Bangalore. Cameron and a massive delegation of Cabinet ministers and dignitaries fanned out across India in a visit aimed at rebuilding trade relations and other ties between the two nations.

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Infosys Technologies Chairman N.R. Narayana Murthy speaks during the company's 29th Annual General Meeting in Bangalore. The chairman of No 2 Indian software services exporter Infosys Technologies on Saturday said recovery from the global financial crisis may be slow and weak.

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The ‘Murthy family of Bangalore’ established a new publication series called the Murthy Classical Library Series (MCLI) with a generous gift of $5.2 million to the Harvard University. What sets this exercise apart is that it makes a significant departure from the Orientalist project of the last couple of centuries, by aiming to look beyond Sanskrit and religion, and dipping into India’s multilingual literary heritage. In other words, the Murthy series seeks to broaden the idea of India. It promises to be pluralistic and inclusive.

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