The finale episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati 11 will be broadcast on Friday, November 29, and this time ‘Karamveer Special’ will recognise Infosys Chairperson and writer, Sudha Murthy, in the hot seat. The channel has released the teaser of the episode. She is the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation and a member of public health care initiatives of the Gates Foundation.

It begins with Amitabh Bachchan greeting Mrs Murthy and admiring her for the exceptional work she has done. He also informs the viewers that she was the first woman engineer in Hooghly, West Bengal.

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Sony Entertainment Television’s historic show, Kaun Banega Crorepati, in its 11th season has captivated the fans like never before. This season noticed the most excellent of contestants, the best of Karamveers and engaging and educational questions. As the show inches towards its season finish, for the expected final Karamveer episode, Big B will welcome Infosys chairman Sudha Murthy.

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Sudha Murthy’s gift to Big B

In the episode Sudha Murty presents Amitabh Bachchan a chadar. This chadar has a sentimental significance as Devadasi women sew it. Amitabh wrote on his blog about the lovely gift. He penned, “A chadar made by the women devadasis’ whom Sudha Ji has given a fresh life to, away from the old traditions where they were dismissed to discrimination. This is a present for me to ever treasure and be in reverence of her colossal work.”

She said that she had no problems with wearing a saree and the canteen food was poor; when it came to boys, she didn’t speak to them for a year. But when she stood first in the class, the boys began talking to her.

Big B further added he had to shoot three episodes yesterday and had the opportunity of meeting Sudha Narayan Murthy, the wife of Infosys Narayan Murthy. He was honoured to learn about her foundation and the extensive work that she is doing for the disadvantaged and underprivileged. In particular, the support and a new life she is giving to the antiquated tradition of the ‘Devadasis’, and giving them a new start.

Murty also confessed that she’s one of us as she is a movie buff too. She said, “I am a movie buff, so I am thrilled that I got to meet Amitabh Bachchan. Winning or losing is not a big deal. But our main aim is to reach out to people about the work we do.”

Murthy’s life growing up as a woman in an engineering college

Murthy told Big B that she chose to become an engineer in 1968 and her family members were not supportive of her choice. They believed that nobody would marry her in the community if she pursued engineering. Murthy also added that she was the only lady in her college, which had 599 boys. Her headmaster told her that they would accept her as she had scored well. However, she was asked to don a saree and instructed not to go to the college canteen or speak to boys.

She said that she had no problems with wearing a saree and the canteen food was poor; when it came to boys, she didn’t speak to them for a year. But when she stood first in the class, the boys began talking to her.

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This made the audience break into applause. That was not all, there was no women toilet in her course. She suffered a lot because of that. So, when she managed to become the Infosys Chairperson, she got 16,000 toilets built. She also shared her father’s teachings which encouraged her to make her way into people’s hearts.

Since being shared on Instagram one day ago, Sudha Murthy’s video has received over 58,000 views and a ton of comments. “Pride of Karnataka,” penned one person. “Almost worth 1.2 billion, still so grounded,” another said, while a third replied, “She is living legend.”

“I am a movie buff, so I am thrilled that I got to meet Amitabh Bachchan. Winning or losing is not a big deal. But our main aim is to reach out to people about the work we do.”

Sudha Murthy is a living symbol of the fact that people are celebrated not because of the money they have or their societal position, but because of their efforts and values.

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Saumya Rastogi is an intern with SheThePeople.TV

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