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Sudha Murthy

Indian writer, philanthropist, author

1950   -  

country of citizenship: India
language of expression: Kannada, English
educated at: B.V.B. College of Engineering and Technology, Indian Institute of Science
occupation: author, ಸಮಾಜ ಸೇವೆ, computer scientist, ಮಕ್ಕಳ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ, writer
award received: Padma Shri in social work

Sudha Murthy is an Indian engineering teacher and Kannada and English author. Sudha Murthy began her professional career in computer science and engineering. She is the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation and a member of the public health care initiatives of the Gates Foundation. She has founded several orphanages, participated in rural development efforts, supported the movement to provide all Karnataka government schools with computer and library facilities, and established 'The Murthy Classical Library of India' at Harvard University. Murthy initiated a bold move to introduce computer and library facilities in all schools in Karnataka & taught computer science. She got "Best Teacher Award" in 1995 from Rotary Club at Bengaluru (erstwhile Bangalore). Murthy is best known for her social work and her contribution to literature in Kannada and English. Dollar Sose (English: Dollar Daughter-in-Law), a novel originally authored by her in Kannada and later translated into English as Dollar Bahu, was adapted as a televised dramatic series by Zee TV in 2001. Sudha Murthy has also acted in the Marathi film Pitruroon and the Kannada film Prarthana. She has also appeared in Kaun Banega Crorepati season 11 in its Karamveer episode of finale week.
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