August 19, 2011.
The crowd that had gathered at the convention centre of the Infosys headquarters in Electronic City in Bangalore was slowly dispersing. In one corner, Sudha was waiting for her husband NR Narayana Murthy who was busy with old acquaintances and friends invited for his farewell.
Sudha was ecstatic; Murthy whom she had "loaned to Infosys" when it was founded 32 years ago, was finally returning to her that evening.
The day her husband started Infosys, Sudha had stopped expecting him to spend time with the family. "His dream, his sleeping, his eating - everything was Infosys," she had said then.
"If you take his blood and do an analysis, you won't find haemoglobin - it is only Infosys," she had added.
Murthy calls the company his middle child (since Infosys was started after the birth of his daughter, Akshata, and before the birth of his son, Rohan).
Text: Bibhu Ranjan Mishra, Business Standard
Cartoon: Satish Acharya