Rohan Murty

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Rohan Murty
Hubballi, Karnataka, India
Alma materCornell University (B.S.)
Harvard University (Ph.D.)
(m. 2011; div. 2015)
Aparna Krishnan
(m. 2019)
Parent(s)N. R. Narayana Murthy
Sudha Murty

Rohan Narayana Murty is an Indian technical officer and junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, and the founder of the Murty Classical Library of India. He is also the founder and chief technical officer of the digital transformation company Soroco, which specialises in automation using artificial intelligence sources.[6] [7]

Background and personal life[edit]

Murty is the son of Narayana Murthy, founder of Infosys, and his wife Sudha Murthy, an engineer and author. 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 Murty.[8] He grew up with a deep passion for programming since his childhood.[9]

Murty studied at the Bishop Cotton Boys' School in Bangalore for twelve years, from preschool to higher secondary.[citation needed] After completing his twelfth standard board exams, he moved to the US and took an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Cornell University.[10] 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, networks that work by continually seeking and using underused portions of the spectrum, and vacating them if any incumbent returns.[11] His PhD was supported by a Siebel Scholars Fellowship and a Microsoft Research Fellowship.[12]

Murty married Lakshmi Venu, daughter of TVS Motors Chairman Venu Srinivasan, in June 2011, and the couple divorced in 2015. Murty then married Aparna Krishnan, the daughter of Kochi-based retired SBI employee Savithri Krishnan and former Indian Navy officer Commander KR Krishnan, in December 2019.[13] Murty's elder sister, Akshata, is married to British Conservative Party politician, MP, and Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak.

Murty spells his surname differently from that of his father.

Corporate career[edit]

In June 2013, Murty was appointed as an executive assistant at the Chairman's Office reporting to Narayana Murthy at Infosys, when Narayana Murthy returned to the company. His appointment as Vice President at Infosys was subject to approval by the Indian Ministry of Corporate Affairs.[14] Murty left Infosys on 14 June 2014, when his father stepped down as Executive Chairman.[15] As of 1 June 2013, Murty is said to have owned Infosys shares worth $347 million.[4]

Murty is currently on leave from being a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. He is associated with Catamaran Ventures, a $127-million venture capital fund headed by N.R.N. Murthy.[16]

Murty Classical Library[edit]

Although he does not read Sanskrit, when Murty 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.[17]

He is the founder of the Murty Classical Library of India, a continuation of the Clay Sanskrit Library Project headed by Sheldon Pollock. In 2016, he rejected a petition[18] asking that Pollock be removed from the position of chief editor of the Murty Classical Library.[19]



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  3. ^ Today, Business (3 December 2019). "Narayana Murthy's son Rohan Murty ties the knot with Aparna Krishnan". Business Today India. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
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  5. ^ "Narayana Murthy and Sudha Murty's son Rohan ties knot with Aparna Krishnan in private ceremony". India Today. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  6. ^ "Rohan Murty setting up innovation lab in Boston to work on automation, artificial intelligence: Sources". The Economic Times. 13 March 2015. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  7. ^ "Infosys founder NR Narayana Murthy's son Rohan to marry Aparna Krishnan in December". Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  8. ^ "It is time for Murthy and Murty to figure each other out".
  9. ^ "Code, work, fun: Rohan Murty on why he doesn't consider work as 'work'". 3 May 2015.
  10. ^ "CBS 60 minutes IIT".
  11. ^ Jacob, Rahul (6 March 2015). "Lunch with BS: Rohan Murty, the master of many trades" – via Business Standard.
  12. ^ "Rohan Narayana Murthy Harvard education 2013". Retrieved 7 September 2013.
  13. ^ "Rohan Murty, Aparna Krishnan tie the knot in an intimate ceremony; Bombay Jayashri performs at reception". Economic Times. The Economic Times. 3 December 2019. Retrieved 3 December 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. ^ "Rohan Narayana Murty as Vice President in Infosys".
  15. ^ "Rohan Murty to leave Infosys on June 14- Business News".
  16. ^ "Meet one of India's richest executive assistants: Narayana Murthy's son Rohan". Firstpost.
  17. ^ Kuruvilla, Elizabeth (24 January 2015). "The modern revivalists". Livemint.
  18. ^ Pro-JNU Statement Spawns Petition For Ouster Of Sheldon Pollock As Editor Of Murty Classical Library, HuffPost India, Indrani Basu, 01/03/2016
  19. ^ "Sheldon Pollock Stays, Says Rohan Murty On Protests Against Sanskrit Scholar".