Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Inspiration - Narayana Murthy-Father of IT Sector and founder of Infosys
Narayana Murthy Often Known as the Father of IT Sector, and founder of Infosys, the man with a net worth of $1.9 billion, he is a person who doesn’t need any introduction, he is a self-made man, his work speaks for him, Life wasn’t easy for Narayana Murthy and he wasn’t rich since childhood, he was as normal as we are, but the only difference he had compare to other normal people, is his self-belief was very strong, he had burning desire to achieve what he always dreamed of, he was determined and hardworking, he did not wish but made a decision and took actions accordingly to fulfill his dreams, he didn’t give up unless and until he didn’t achieve his goals, he faced every struggle and difficulties with a lot of courage and strength
After his completion of engineering, he started working in Indian institute of management in Ahmedabad as a chief system programmer, Around 70s he started his First own Entrepreneurial venture Named Softronics, It was a software consulting firm.
After about a year, his company sadly failed and had to shut down, because of this disastrous situation Narayana left with no option and he had to take a job, Hence he joined lesser known IT firm Named Patni Computer systems in Pune, Before joining to Patni Computer he married to Sudha, before he was about to go to Us for training. While working at Patni, Narayana mind was still in his passion which was into entrepreneurship, , he was very much passionate about creating his own good quality software but the very big problem he was facing was lack of money, he was so much passionate that his wife understood his pain and the fact that he wanted to achieve something big in his life, but the only thing which is stopping him was money.
Looking Narayana passion and burning desire, His wife Sudha decided to help him out, she told Narayana not to worry about house and expenses she will handle everything and also gave him 10000 rupees which she saved.
After a lot of hard work and efforts and after a lot of aggressive preparation INFOSYS Was Registered on 2nd July 1981, it was earlier known as Infosys Consultants Private limited.
Initial years were clearly not smooth, Narayana and his team struggled a lot, even trying hard for 8 years to bring up the company they were still lacking behind and haven’t reached anywhere and their friends who studied with them in the same institute were quite settled, Narayana and his team and their families made many sacrifices and struggled a lot.
In the 80s when Infosys got into a joint venture, but after some time that joint venture got collapsed that too within a less time, this left a huge dent in the company, the company was on the verge to collapse, situation was very worst, even narayana team member or partner sold his share and moved out of that partnership, No one had an idea about what they can do to handle the situation, no one knew what they can do to move ahead but it was only Narayana confidence and courage which helped them out, He told everyone and his partners that if they wanted to move out they can and he will buy their shares but he will not shut down his company and makie it work, this confidence made every partner stay and eventually They moved out of that difficult time and managed their company very nicely.
Since then the company has made sure to never have to look back.
His life story teaches us, not to give up and to have a self-belief that yes you can dream big and you have the capability to achieve it, you don’t need to wish you just need to decide and need to take actions for it, and your determination burning desire and hard work will eventually pay back. Always have a burning desire and never let go your dreams, when you can dream means you can achieve it too while struggling you must be optimistic and should have that courage to face all struggles and difficulties peacefully and calmly.
Source and credit: https://www.seeken.org/narayana-murthy-story/