Sudha Murty conferred with Padma Bhushan

Author, philanthropist and chairperson of the Infosys Foundation, Sudha Murty, was conferred with the Padma Bhushan award on Wednesday along with several other notable people like former Karnataka chief minister S M Krishna and writer S L Bhyrappa.
Two others from Karnataka, Munivenkatappa, a veteran ‘tamate’ (hand drum) player from Chikkaballapura and Rani Machaiah, a folk dancer from Kodagu were awarded the Padma Shri.

Several political figures also expressed their best wishes to the author, with Congress MLA Soumya Reddy posting, “Heartfelt congratulations to Mrs. Sudha Murthy, an extraordinary achiever and a proud spectacle, who has been honoured with the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award. Her contribution to rural development and social work has been immense for many decades.”

BJP National General Secretary C T Ravi also joined in, writing, “SUDHA MURTHY ! The person who immensely contributed to the growth of Bharat’s IT Industry has been awarded the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award by PM Shri @narendramodi Government. Amma who inspired crores of Bharatiyas through Her social work truly deserves this Award.”