Engineer turned writer
Everyone knows about the INFOSYS – the giant software company in the world.It is the effort of Mr. Narayana Murthy and his wife Sudha Murthy, that the company developed to such a great fame, ofcourse with the dedicated work of some people who they chose to work with them in the begining.But very few people may be knowing the other talent of mrs.Sudha Murthy. She is a good author too.
Mrs. Sudha was born and developed near Hubli ,another big city in Karnataka.She belongs to a middle class orthodax brahmin family who loved Indian culture very much, and followed it. Her elders were in teaching profession with all love and dedication for it and earned reputation. Sudha earned her degree in engineering with a gold medal in 1972 and then proceeded to Bangalore for higher studies. Now, she lives there. Strangely enough, She had not seen Bangalore till she completed her 22nd year.
Sudha had to spend a large part of her life in her engineering carreer,and helping her husband to see the company started by them stands upright. When all that is achieved, the experiences in her pressed her to sit back and pen down them. Hence She went on writing. Some newspapers in kannada provided her oppurtunities by allowing her to write permanent columns. She did the job very well.Later on, her articles came out in the forrm of books , got poularity, and were translated into many languages.
Sudha might have started writing just 10-12 years ago. Within this short period 15 books of hers are published.Four of them are on computers, some others are- travellogues, novels and collection of articles written periodically for columns.
She writes in Kannada and English.Her almost all works are translated into other languages.Some of them are translated into as many as fourteen Indian languages.
One of her books, ‘WISE AND OTHERWISE’ -a collection of column articles, is translated into 15 languages and more than 10,000 copies are sold in one year.
Sudha Muthry’s writings catch us by their simplicilty, minute observations, and wide knowledge of human behaviour.
Courtesy: Prasad Jain
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