THE FIRST NEWS I READ AFTER A 10-DAY HOLIDAY (NO WiFi, NO LAPTOP, NO BLOGS)
was about the crisis in Infosys which led to the CEO and MD of the company, Vishal Sikka, resigning, blaming the founder, N.R. Narayan Murthy for ‘personal attacks’.
Infosys is the most famous IT company of India. Infy and the first among its founders, N. R. Narayana Murthy can be credited with pioneering India’s entry into outsourcing and IT industry and determining its corporate culture. Murhty himself is known to be a highly ethical visionary.
When I posted on the death of Om Puri, Prof. Yash Pal and Dr. U.R. Rao, I took care not to write what is available in published obits and on Google, confining myself to personal contacts and what is known to me first-hand. I hope this is NOT the obit of Infy, but still I will abide by that norm.
It was almost two decades ago, when NRN was still the chairman of Infosys. A new batch of engineering recruits had joined and some of them were chatting at a coffee machine in the corridors of one of the many buildings in the beautiful campus. They looked (and felt) like college (some even like senior school) students.
They saw NRN himself walking down the corridor with some foreign guests. By now