Sudha Murty Nominated to Rajya Sabha by President Droupadi Murmu

New Delhi: President Droupadi Murmu nominated philanthropist and author Sudha Murty to the Rajya Sabha, announced Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday. Congratulating Sudha Murty, PM Modi in a message on X said, “I am delighted that the President of India has nominated @SmtSudhaMurtyJi to the Rajya Sabha. Sudha Ji’s contributions to diverse fields including social work, philanthropy and education have been immense and inspiring. Her presence in the Rajya Sabha is a powerful testament to our ‘Nari Shakti’, exemplifying the strength and potential of women in shaping our nation’s destiny. Wishing her a fruitful Parliamentary tenure.”

Sudha Murty was awarded the Padma Shri and later the Padma Bhushan.

Sudha Murty is an educator, author, philanthropist, and the former chairperson of the Infosys Foundation. She is also a member of the public healthcare initiatives of the Gates Foundation. Murty has established the Murty Classical Library of India at Harvard University.

Murty is married to the co-founder of Infosys Narayan Murty – who have two children – Akshata and Rohan. Akshata Murty is married to UK prime minister Rishi Sunak.

Sudha Murthy is also known for her novel – ‘Dollar Bahu’ – was also televised into a series by Zee TV in 2001. A story by her, ‘Runa’ was adapted as a Marathi film.

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