Written by Aadhya Bhatia (Grade 4)
You all must know the famous author, Sudha Murthy. Sudha Murthy was born on19 August 1950. She is 70 years old and is the wife of the co-founder of Infosys, N. R. Narayana Murthy. She is a social worker too. She was born in Shiggaon, Haveri in Karnataka, India. Her father, Dr R.H. Kulkarni was a surgeon and her mother, Vimala Kulkarni was a housewife/homemaker. She was raised up by her parents and maternal grandparents. She studied at Karnatak University, Dharwad. Her mother tongue is Kannada but still, she loves writing in English. Sudha Murthy played at important role in making and developing Infosys. Her daughter’s name is Akshata Murthy and her son’s name is Rohan Murthy. She loves writing stories for children. She has written a storybook based on her life, titled ‘How I Taught My Grandmother to Read and Other Stories’. She has also won the Padma Shri award. Some of her books you must read are Grandma’s Bag of Stories, The Magic of the Lost Temple, The Bird with Golden Wings, The Magic Drum and Other Favourite Stories, How the Sea Became Salty etc. She is an inspiration for many students and parents. Her storybook ‘How I Taught My Grandmother to Read and Other Stories’ is a part of the academic syllabus for students across India. Sudha Murthy became the first female engineer to be hired in India’s largest auto manufacturing company, Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company (TELCO or now Tata Motors). We all should study and make our parents proud just like Sudha Murthy and Narayana Murthy.
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