Sudha Murty is a prolific writer in Kannada and English. She is a columnist for English and Kannada dailies with more than 30 books and 200 titles to her credit – including novels, non-fiction, travelogues, technical books, and memoirs. Her books have been translated into all major Indian languages and she has been honored with several awards for her philanthropic and literary efforts.
She is also the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation in India. With a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, she started her career as a development engineer with TELCO (now Tata Motors) and became the first female engineer hired at India’s largest auto manufacture. She has also taught computer science at Bangalore University.
Sudha Murthy has been a recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri Award from the Government of India as well as seven honorary doctorates from universities in India.