Rohan Murty

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Rohan Murty
Born1982 or 1983 (age 39–40)[1]
Hubballi, Karnataka, India
  • (m. 2011; div. 2015)
  • Aparna Krishnan
    (m. 2019)

Rohan Narayana Murty is a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, founder of the Murty Classical Library of India and founder and chief technical officer of the digital transformation company Soroco, which specialises in automation using artificial intelligence sources.[5][6]

Background and personal life[edit]

Murty is the son of N. R. Narayana Murthy, founder of Infosys, and his wife Sudha Murty, 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.[7] Murty grew up with a passion for programming.[8] He has an older sister, Akshata Sunak, wife of UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.[9]

Murty studied at the Bishop Cotton Boys' School in Bangalore.[10] After completing his twelfth standard board exams, he moved to the US and took an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Cornell University.[11] 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.[12] His PhD was supported by a Siebel Scholars Fellowship and a Microsoft Research Fellowship.[13]

Rohan was briefly married to Lakshmi Venu (Srinivasan), daughter of Venu Srinivasan, chairman of TVS Motors,[14] and of his wife, Mallika Srinivasan, CEO of TAFE. The wedding was held in June 2011; however, the couple separated in 2013 and were granted a divorce in October 2015.[15] In December 2019, he married Aparna Krishnan, daughter of former Indian Navy officer K.R. Krishnan and his wife, Savithri Krishnan, a retired employee of SBI.[16]

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.[17] Murty left Infosys on 14 June 2014, when his father stepped down as Executive Chairman.[18] As of 1 June 2013, Murty is said to have owned Infosys shares worth $347 million.[19]

Murty is on leave from being a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. He previously had a "shadow role"[a] with Catamaran Ventures, a $127-million venture capital fund headed by N.R.N. Murthy.[21]

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.[22]

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[23] asking that Pollock be removed from the position of chief editor of the Murty Classical Library.[24]


  1. ^ "Shadowing" involves spending time with and observing the work of a permanent staff member.[20]


  1. ^ "Narayana Murthy and Sudha Murty's son Rohan ties knot with Aparna Krishnan in private ceremony". Indo-Asian News Service. 5 December 2019.
  2. ^ "People | Murty Classical Library of India".
  3. ^ Ramen, Shan (20 November 2015). "Power couple Rohan Murty, Lakshmi Venu part ways". The Daily Tribune – News of Bahrain. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Narayana Murthy's son Rohan Murty ties the knot with Aparna Krishnan". Business Today India. 3 December 2019. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "Infosys founder NR Narayana Murthy's son Rohan to marry Aparna Krishnan in December". Business Today India. 13 November 2019. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  7. ^ "It is time for Murthy and Murty to figure each other out". Business Today India. 19 June 2013.
  8. ^ "Code, work, fun: Rohan Murty on why he doesn't consider work as 'work'". 3 May 2015.
  9. ^ Neate, Rupert (3 April 2022). "Sunaks' £5m Santa Monica flat offers sun, sea ... and a pet spa". The Observer. Retrieved 7 April 2022.
  10. ^ "Rohan Murty buys chairs made of wood from alma matter[sic] Bishop Cotton Boys' School's hall". The Economic Times. 21 October 2015. Retrieved 27 October 2022.
  11. ^ "CBS 60 minutes IIT".
  12. ^ Jacob, Rahul (6 March 2015). "Lunch with BS: Rohan Murty, the master of many trades". Business Standard India – via Business Standard.
  13. ^ "Rohan Narayana Murthy Harvard education 2013". Retrieved 7 September 2013.
  14. ^ "Narayana Murthy". Retrieved 7 September 2013.
  15. ^ Power couple Rohan Murty & Lakshmi Venu formally separate, Economic Times, Nov 20, 2015
  16. ^ "Rohan Murty, Aparna Krishnan tie the knot in an intimate ceremony; Bombay Jayashri performs at reception". The Economic Times. 3 December 2019. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
  17. ^ "Rohan Narayana Murty as Vice President in Infosys". The Economic Times. 25 August 2013. Archived from the original on 27 April 2014.
  18. ^ "Rohan Murty to leave Infosys on June 14- Business News". Business Today India. 12 June 2014.
  19. ^ Charlie, Adith (1 June 2013). "Rohan Murty, a multi million-dollar executive assistant". The Hindu Business Line. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  20. ^ "Academic Shadowing Programme". Middlesex University. Retrieved 27 October 2022.
  21. ^ "Meet one of India's richest executive assistants: Narayana Murthy's son Rohan". Firstpost. 2 June 2013.
  22. ^ Kuruvilla, Elizabeth (24 January 2015). "The modern revivalists". Livemint.
  23. ^ Basu, Indrani (29 February 2016). "Pro-JNU Statement Spawns Petition For Ouster Of Sheldon Pollock As Editor Of Murty Classical Library". HuffPost.
  24. ^ "Sheldon Pollock Stays, Says Rohan Murty On Protests Against Sanskrit Scholar".

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