Sudha Murty nominated to Rajya Sabha, holds about Rs 5,600 cr worth of stocks in Infosys

The 73-year-old nomination comes on International Women's Day

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  8 March 2024 8:00 AM GMT
Sudha Murty nominated to Rajya Sabha, holds about Rs 5,600 cr worth of stocks in Infosys

New Delhi: Sudha Murty, who was on Friday nominated to the Rajya Sabha by the President, holds a 0.83 per cent stake in IT bellwether Infosys which at current prices is worth close to Rs 5,600 crore.

The 73-year-old philanthropist is the wife of Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy.

She is the chairperson of the Murty Trust and has authored several books.

According to the latest shareholding filed by Infosys with the BSE, she holds 3.45 crore shares of the company. At the last closing price of Rs 1,616.95 on the BSE, Murty's holding in Infosys is currently worth Rs 5,586.66 crore.

Her husband Narayana Murthy owns 1.66 crore equity shares that are worth Rs 2,691 crore.

Sudha Murty, who was awarded the Padma Shri in 2006 and Padma Bhushan in January this year, is also the mother-in-law of UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

While Padma Shri is the country's fourth-highest civilian award, Padma Bhushan is the second-highest civilian honour.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday morning took to the X to announce her nomination. "I am delighted that the President of India has nominated @SmtSudhaMurty Ji to the Rajya Sabha. Sudha Ji's contributions to diverse fields including social work, philanthropy and education have been immense and inspiring. Her presence in the Rajya Sabha is a powerful testament to our 'Nari Shakti', exemplifying the strength and potential of women in shaping our nation's destiny. Wishing her a fruitful Parliamentary tenure." Murty thanked the Prime Minister for the opportunity to serve the nation.

"Thank you, Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi Ji. It is my privilege and honour to be nominated to the Rajya Sabha by our Hon'ble President of India Smt. Droupadi Murmu Ji @rashtrapatibhvn. I am very grateful for the opportunity to serve our nation." PTI ANZ.

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