Hubli, Karnataka, India
|Net worth||$347 million (June 2013)|
N. R. Narayana Murthy|
Akshata Murthy (sister)|
Rishi Sunak (brother-in-law)
Dr. Rohan Narayana Murty (Kannada:ರೋಹನ್ ಮೂರ್ತಿ, he spells his surname differently from that of his father) is a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows and the founder of the Murty Classical Library of India. He is the son of N. R. Narayana Murthy, co-founder of Infosys.
Background and personal life
Rohan is the son of Narayana Murthy, founder of Infosys, and his wife Sudha Murthy, an engineer and author of note. Shrinivas Kulkarni, a professor of astrophysics and planetary science at California Institute of Technology is his maternal uncle, and is said to have been a major influence on Rohan. He grew up with a deep passion for programming since his childhood.
Rohan studied at the Bishop Cotton Boys' School in Bangalore for 12 years, from pre-school to higher secondary school. After completing his 12th standard board exams from there, he moved to the USA and took an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Cornell University. This was followed by a PhD in computer engineering from Harvard university, which he obtained in 2011. The subject of his doctoral thesis was Opportunistic Wireless Networks, being networks which work by continually seeking and using underused portions of spectrum currently, and vacating them if any incumbent returns. His PhD was supported by a Siebel Scholars Fellowship and a Microsoft Research Fellowship.
In June 2013, Rohan was appointed as an executive assistant at the Chairman's Office reporting to Narayana Murthy at Infosys, when Narayana Murthy returned to Infosys. His appointment as Vice President at Infosys was subjected to approval by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, India. Rohan left company on 14 June 2014 when his father stepped down as Executive Chairman.
As on 1 June 2013, he is said to have owned Infosys shares worth $347 million.
Murty Classical Library
Although he does not read Sanskrit, when he was a doctoral student of computer science at Harvard he took a class focussing on Kumarila Bhatta’s Shlokavartika, which got him interested in ancient Indian philosophy and sciences.
He is the founder of the Murty Classical Library of India, which is a continuation of the Clay Sanskrit Library Project headed by Sheldon Pollock. In 2016 he rejected a petition asking that Sheldon Pollock be removed from the position of the chief editor of the Murty Classical Library.
- Official web page of Rohan Narayana Murty at Harvard.
- People of Murty Classical Library
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- The Unlikely Infoscion, Doting father or boss under pressure? Suveen K. Sinha, Business Today 7 July 2013
- Code, work, fun: Rohan Murty on why he doesn't consider work as ‘work’, Saritha Rai, Indian Express, 3 May 2015
- Imported From India, Best And Brightest Want To Work In U.S., CBS 60 Minutes, 2003 Jun 19, Rebecca Leung
- Lunch with BS: Rohan Murty, the master of many trades, Rahul Jacob, 6 March 2015
- "Rohan Narayana Murthy Harvard education 2013". Retrieved 7 September 2013.
- Meet one of India's richest executive assistants: Narayana Murthy's son Rohan, 2 Jun 2013
- "Rohan Narayana Murty as Vice President in Infosys".
- Rohan Murty to leave Infosys on 14 June, BT Online Bureau New Delhi, 12 June 2014
- The modern revivalists, Elizabeth Kuruvilla, 24 Jan 2015
- Pro-JNU Statement Spawns Petition For Ouster Of Sheldon Pollock As Editor Of Murty Classical Library, HuffPost India, Indrani Basu, 01/03/2016
- Sheldon Pollock Stays, Says Rohan Murty On Protests Against Sanskrit Scholar, Divyanshu Dutta Roy, NDTV 4 March 2016