How Akshata Murty Reacted To Her Mother Rajya Sabha Nomination

Author-philanthropist Sudha Murty has been nominated to the Rajya Sabha by President Droupadi Murmu. Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed her, calling her presence a "testament to Nari Shakti".

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Author-philanthropist Sudha Murty was nominated to the Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of the Indian Parliament, on March 8 by President Droupadi Murmu. Thanking the government for the nomination, Murty took to X (Twitter), writing, "It’s a big Women’s Day gift to me. It’s a new responsibility to work for the country.” Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated her in a post on X and said that her presence in the government would be a testament to 'Nari Shakti'. Murty's daughter Akshata Murty, an entrepreneur and the First Lady of the UK praised her mother as a role model for women, highlighting the importance of mentors for women and girls in business.


During an International Women's Day event at 10, Downing Street, 43-year-old Akshata remarked, "I know the phenomenal work that goes into running a business. My mother's endeavours in science, technology, engineering and maths allowed her to push boundaries both academically and professionally and gave her a ringside seat to the technological revolution... I hope other women and girls are inspired by role models around them to pursue their passions."

Sudha Murty Nominated To Rajya Sabha

On March 8, Sudha Murty was nominated among 12 members for the Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of the Indian Parliament. She has done extensive work in contributing to the nation's development, with efforts to uplift underprivileged societies and empower women. Accepting the nomination to the Rajya Sabha, Sudha Murty wrote on X (Twitter) that it is a big Women's Day gift.

Speaking to Republic, Murty said, "It's a great platform for me to work for the poor. I want to thank the Prime Minister for giving me a larger platform to serve people: Philanthropist Sudha Murty after being nominated to Rajya Sabha."


Sudha Murty holds a Padma Bhushan and the Padma Shri awards, two of the highest civilian awards in India, for her remarkable social work and contribution to nation-building. Originally from Hubli, Karnataka, she began her career as an engineer with TELCO (now Tata Motors). She is currently the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation and a prolific English and Kannada writer. Her books have been translated into several languages and enjoyed by people of all ages.

Murty recently appeared on The Rulebreaker Show with Shaili Chopra, where she disclosed a never-seen-before side of her. She unabashedly discussed taboo topics like menopause, hormonal changes, and difficult times in her relationship. She also gave a glimpse into her life as a young trailblazer, ready to break out of conventions to take on challenges. 


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