Sudha Murthy – A person untouched with fame and money

Sudha Murthy wife of Narayana Murthy needs no introduction. She is renowned for her philanthropic works and books.

Out of curiosity, I picked up her “Wise and Otherwise:A Salute to Life”. Frankly, I expected it to be boring and complex. But as I read the first story, I was totally floored with her simple writing narrating the simple threads of human interactions in her life.

I couldn’t stop reading, as I loved stories and those were something I could totally relate in todays life. The stories were very thought provoking and simple to understand.

As I put the book down, respect for her and her writings grew immensely.
I bought all her novels and finished them within 4 days 🙂

All the novels were intense and just like her stories, woven on the delicate threads of human relations and interactions 🙂
I liked the way the heroines of her novels are portrayed. They were all unique in this mad rush world or better say India.

None of the novels had a happy ending was what I was very disappointed about 🙁 I do so hate sad endings ..
But .. the protagonist always found peace at the end 🙂

Just as I finished the book Mahashwetha, my dad walked in and I narrated the complete story along with the postscript at the end of the novel where after reading the novel a guy after understanding the pain of the leukoderma patients, realizing his mistake, gets married to his girlfriend who was a victim of the disease. Sudha Murthy was invited to the marriage by the girl who felt her marriage would be complete if she visited her.
She also gifted Sudha Murthy a sari, which she holds to preciously remembering Malati’s (the bride) happy face each time 🙂

I started ranting about no happy endings in her novels and my dad pointed out .. This story definitely has a happy ending, Malati 🙂
He was right!

Sudha Murthy – You are an inspiration, 🙂 Be it the philanthropic work or writing, spreading a piece of your mind is very important.
It was only after reading your “Wise and Otherwise” that I strongly felt I have to write/share my experiences in the various walks of life.

Thank you 🙂
Please do continue writing and continue inspiring the younger generation of us 🙂



  1. Destination Infinity

    July 7, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    I read one book by Sudha Murthy in which she narrated some real life events that happened to her. Some stories surprised me. Will try to read her novels sometime soon…

    Destination Infinity

    1. Gayathri

      July 7, 2014 at 8:39 pm

      Do read them. They are intense and sometimes it was painful.
      But guess was being too sensitive 🙂

  2. Charu Chhitwal

    December 4, 2017 at 10:06 am

    I quite admire her actually. I read the post about her and the first class travelling. Class apart

  3. Neha Sharma

    December 4, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Reading your review of her books, I am curious to read these now. I have heard a lot about Sudha Murthy, but never got to read her writings. Will surely check her books.

  4. Veens

    December 4, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    I adore her writing too. I read Mahasweta quite a few years back and I seriously ( even though am not a fan of sad endings) do believe that I find a closure when her book ends.
    Amazing review ?

  5. Zainab

    December 4, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    I definitely would like to read her books! I’m myself keen to write about real life stuff and would love to learn from her books!

  6. Geethica

    December 4, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    I never knew Sudha Murthy is such and inspiring author. I once met her at a launch of children’s book. I need to get my book now.

  7. The Kardashian Clan

    December 4, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    Gotta read this one as it comes across as really inspiring as mentioned by you

  8. Neha

    December 5, 2017 at 3:26 am

    I love her books and have bought her kids story books for my daughter which she loves. Enjoyed reading your views

  9. Amrita

    December 5, 2017 at 3:53 am

    Sudha Murray books seem insightful.Life is rarely bed of roses .Learnings are painful. Nice post.

  10. momtasticworld

    December 5, 2017 at 4:35 am

    I have the utmost respect for this Lady. I am yet to read any book from her but now you have intrigued me. I am definitely going to buy a few soon 🙂

  11. Sharvari Paivaidya Mehan

    December 5, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Really need read her books. Heard some good reviews about them. Thank you for sharing

  12. Dine Delicious

    December 5, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Having worked in my dream company Infosys, I was l so keen to know about the lady behind the success and have seen interviews and have read about her a lot. And I would say, truly she is an inspiration.

  13. Deepa

    December 5, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    Sudha murthy’s books are great . I am a big fan of her writings. Thanks for the review..will pick this one now for reading.

  14. Nikita Dudani

    December 6, 2017 at 1:39 am

    Sounds like a good pick. Will check her books out.

  15. Shruti Shankar

    December 9, 2017 at 6:59 am

    I am a huge fan of Sudha Murthy, her writings are so practical and seem to connect with you very easily. I have rea da book by her named gently falls the bakula, i was so hooked to the book. I have grabbed another one of her books recently.

  16. dhanyasuresh

    December 9, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    Wow such inspiration. Hvnt read her books thinkin it ll be boring but now after reading this post i ll definitely read her book

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