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Sudha Murty sworn in as Rajya Sabha MP

12:10 AM Mar 15, 2024 IST | GK NEWS SERVICE
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New Delhi, Mar 14:  Renowned philanthropist and accomplished author Sudha Murty was sworn in as a member of Rajya Sabha today, marking a significant milestone in her illustrious career.

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The oath-taking ceremony, held in the presence of her husband NR Narayana Murthy, witnessed Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar administering the oath in the hallowed chambers of the Parliament House.

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Accompanied by Leader of the House Piyush Goyal, the ceremony underscored the importance of Murty's induction into the upper house of the Indian Parliament.

A stalwart in both corporate and literary spheres, Murty's nomination to the Rajya Sabha on International Women's Day last Friday was a fitting tribute to her multifaceted contributions.

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At 73, Murty brings with her a wealth of experience as the former chairperson of Infosys Foundation and as a prolific author, particularly known for her impactful works aimed at children.

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Her literary prowess extends to both Kannada and English literature, earning her awards such as the Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar, the Padma Shri (2006), and the Padma Bhushan (2023).

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Sudha Murty holds the distinction of being the first woman engineer to have worked with TELCO, a testament to her trailblazing spirit and dedication to breaking barriers in traditionally male-dominated fields.

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Beyond her professional achievements, she is celebrated as a philanthropist and a pillar of support to her husband in establishing Infosys, one of the world's leading IT companies.

Adding to her family's impressive legacy, Murty's daughter Akshata is married to Rishi Sunak, the current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, further highlighting the global impact of their endeavours.

As Sudha Murty embarks on this new chapter of public service, her presence in the Rajya Sabha promises to enrich debates and discussions with her unique insights and unwavering commitment to the welfare of society.

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