Philanthropist Sudha Murty Receives Padma Bhushan


President Droupadi Murmu conferred Padma awards to distinguished awardees across diverse fields at Rashtrapati Bhavan Wednesday evening. At the function, author and philanthropist Sudha Murty was also conferred with Padma Bhushan for social work.

Among those present at the awards ceremony included her daughter Akshata Murty, who is married to the UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. She was seen in the front row next to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, and Anurag Thakur along with other dignitaries at the majestic Durbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. In a picture that has surfaced online, Akshata Murty stood next to Mr Jaishankar as the national anthem was played at the beginning and end of the ceremony.

Sudha Murty’s husband and Infosys founder, NR Narayana Murthy, son Rohan Murty, and her sister Dr Sunanda Kulkarni were also present at the ceremony. A philanthropist, and renowned author, Sudhar Murty, was also the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation until December 2021.