Sudha Murty is one of the distinguished writers of India. She is an eminent personality known for her short stories. Travelogues, non-fictional pieces, and children’s books are also written by her.
She is a recipient of many awards consisting Padma Shri in 2006 and R.K. Narayan Award for literature. Karnataka government honored her with Attimabbe Award for excellence in Kannada Literature.
She is the first woman engineer in India. And, she got her degree completed in 1950. She is the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation.
Sudha Murty is a philanthropist. She is also a member of the public health care initiatives of the Gates Foundation. Her social works include women empowerment, uplifting the destitute, education, health and hygiene.
She has also contributed in various rescue programs. For instance the earthquake in Gujarat, drought in Karnataka, tsunami in Tamil Nadu and etc.
She has helped in building of houses in flood-affected areas with help of Infosys Foundation. She aims to set up library in every school in India. This vision of hers has set up more than 50,000 libraries so far.
Moreover, at international sphere we have ‘Murty Classical Library of India’ at ‘Harvard University’. She has received ‘Best Teacher Award’ from Rotary Club in 1955 at Bengaluru.
Her contribution to the literature and world is immense. She is a role model for many of the Indians, especially female folk.