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Murthy's son doesn't want to step into his shoes

india Updated: Jul 23, 2006 19:55 IST
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Infosys Chief Mentor NR Narayana Murthy says his 22-year-old son Rohan does not want to step into his shoes and hinted he may have a venture of his own.

"I think he (Rohan) is much smarter than I am. So, he probably will have some good ideas on what he wants to do," Murthy, who retires from Infosys on August 20 when he turns 60 said in an interview.

"No, not at all," was Murthy's reply when asked if Rohan, who is doing his PhD at Harvard and right now on internship at Microsoft, has evinced interest to step into his shoes at Infosys.

"Whatever he wants to do, our (his and his wife Sudha's) encouragement will always be there. And, we will be happy to support him," the chief of the NASDAQ-listed firm headquartered said.

Murthy's 26-year-old daughter Akshata has just finished her MBA from Stanford.

Asked if he has plans to set up any start-up firms, Murthy said he does not have any such thing on his mind at this point of time.

Murthy, who founded and nurtured Infosys for 25 years making it a world-class company, does not want to dabble in politics post-retirement as he feels he is not suited for that.