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Sudha Murty nominated to Rajya Sabha, announces PM Modi

Mar 08, 2024 02:04 PM IST

President Droupadi Murmu on Friday nominated author and philanthropist Sudha Murty to Rajya Sabha.

President Droupadi Murmu nominated author and philanthropist Sudha Murty to the Rajya Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Friday. Congratulating Sudha Murty, PM Modi said that her contribution to diverse fields has been “immense and inspiring”.

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President Droupadi Murmu nominates Sudha Murty to Rajya Sabha

“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,” PM Modi wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.

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Sudha Murty is an Indian 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.

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In 2006, Sudha Murty was awarded the Padma Shri - the fourth-highest civilian award in India. Later in 2023, she was awarded the Padma Bhushan - the third-highest civilian award.

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’ - which was originally authored by her in Kannada and later translated into English. The novel was also televised into a dramatic series by Zee TV in 2001. She also wrote a story ‘Runa’ which was adapted as a Marathi film.

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