Sudha Murty PM Modi, who is a Rajya Sabha nominee, said, “This is a test of Nari Shakti.”

In a social media post on March 8, President Droupadi Murmu nominated Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s deputy, Sudha Murty, to the Rajya Sabha.

“I am happy that Sudha Murty Ji has been nominated to the Rajya Sabha by the President of India.” PM Modi shared the news on microblogging service X (previously Twitter) and commented, “Sudha Ji’s contributions to diverse fields, including social work, philanthropy, and education, have been immense and inspiring.”

Her presence in the Rajya Sabha is a powerful testament to our “Nari Shakti,” exemplifying the strength and potential of women in shaping our nation’s destiny, PM Modi wrote, describing the author, philanthropist, and former chairperson of the Infosys Foundation as “a powerful testament to Nari Shakti.” I hope her time in parliament is productive.

While on the road at the time, Murty expressed gratitude to PM Modi for the nomination, saying, “It’s a big Women’s Day gift to me.” Working for the nation comes with new responsibilities.

Sudha Murty was born in Shiggaon, Karnataka, on August 19, 1950. She started her career as an engineer and computer scientist before joining Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company (Telco) as the first female engineer employee.

In addition to being the head of the Murty Trust and a published author, Murty is the wife of NR Narayana Murthy, one of the co-founders of Infosys.

The nomination of the 73-year-old takes place on International Women’s Day. In addition to the Padma Bhushan in 2023, she was awarded the Padma Shri in 2006.

Twelve members of the Upper House of Parliament are chosen by the President of India based on their accomplishments in the social sciences, humanities, literature, and arts.