Infosys Birthday and the Seven Founders

Now that Infosys is celebrating 25th anniversary, what is Infosys’s actual date of birth?

In an interview with Narayana Murthy, in rediff.com, he says “it was a wintry morning in January 1981 when seven of us sat in my apartment, and created Infosys.”

From a case study about Infosys Technologies Limited prepared by The Wharton School:

On July 2,1981, seven engineers working for Patni Computers, decided to start their own company. Thus Infosys Technologies was born.

I think, the discussions of forming the company and the initial steps were started in January 1981 and was registered as a private company on 2 July 1981 and became a public limited company in June 1992.

The seven founder members of infosys are N R Narayana Murthy, Nandan Nilekani, N S Raghavan, S Gopalakrishnan, S D Shibulal, K Dinesh and Ashok Arora. See the rare picture of Infosys Founders.

Ashok Arora left Infosys in 1989 to join a US-based software company. About Ashok Arora, from Economic Times:

One has always wondered what Ashok Arora feels like today. For those not fully clued onto the Infosys saga, he is the man who missed out on one of biggest payouts in Indian IPO history, and of course the satisfaction of having built a truly global Indian enterprise.

One of the founder members of Infosys, Arora worked for the company for about 7/8 years before deciding to bail out. He sold his shares in the then unlisted company back to the others and moved to the US where he now works as a consultant. Infosys chairman N R Narayana Murthy says he was the best programmer that he had ever come across.

N S Raghavan retired in 2000 as Joint Managing Director. He is currently the Chairman of Advisory Council of N S Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL) of IIT, Bangalore. He mentors aspiring entrepreneurs and is on the Boards of many companies.

Ideas man in High Life column in News Insight by Vir Sanghvi about the blossoming of a tech genius called Nandan Nilekani

Of the defectors from Patni Systems, there were six South Indians including Nandan and Murthy and one Punjabi, Ashok Arora.

Nandan bristles at the suggestion that Infosys represented the revolt of South Indian Brahmins against the north Indian banias who dominated Indian business at the time. “South Indians are not a monolith,” he says. “Three of us were from Karnataka, two from Kerala, one from Tamil Nadu and anyway, Ashok Arora was a Punjabi.”

15 Comments

  1. HAI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS REVATHI DOING BTECH IT IN THIRUVANAMALAI !!!!!!!!!! INFY IS MY DREAM COMPANY I WANT TO WORK IN IT …….. I AM WORKING HARD TO GET A JOB IN IT……………

  2. Sir My name is suresh.g
    i completed my b.com in the year 2009
    i would like to join infosys but one time
    i got the oppurtunity i missed that
    Next time sure i ll join in Infosys

  3. hello i am persuing mca final year. i want to word infosys company, i am so exited to work with infosys.i want utilize my ability & skill with your compny
    give reply please

  4. helloo,
    I am form lucknow , U.P.
    I am pursuing B.Tech from u.p technical university and , I want to be a part of yours company. It’s my dream company and i want to make my dream true by working on your company , and if get a chance then i give my best.
    THANKS YOU !

  5. Campus Connect initiative by INFY is going places…great job by all Infoscions and the entire INFY family……as B.Tech grads-to-be,we truly dream that INFY becomes “MY INFY” in the near future!Right now,we are gearing up for Aspirations 2020 by INFY!!!

  6. Hello Sir,
    I always dream to be a part of your company, and may be one day that opportunity will arise and make the most of it.I hope i will receive the opportunity.I have been always sincere and loyal to my work and will always continue……..
    Thank you.

  7. Hai,
    I am not from IT baground. I would like to work in your company still i need to know more details about the infosys plz help me. I would like to grow along with ur image with my sincere and smart work. I m doing my M.B.A in A.N.R college.

  8. Hi
    Iam a senior software engineer of Infosys tech., shols (chennai).. i love my Infosys and my role model is Sudha murthy. My Infosys leaders are my inspiration and today my values and status are blooming in the society because of Infosys. Thank you Infosys

  9. Hi,
    I am not from the IT backgroud. But i inspired the Sucess story of Infosys,
    Keep going ……..India is always with you infy…………………
    India need more sucess story like infosys.

    We need more people like Sir Narayan Murthy & Nandan Nilekani.
    They are the true hero of indian IT industry.

    All the best.

  10. Infy is my DREAM Company……….
    And I’m seeking a position to utilize my skills and abilities in IT industry that offers professional growth while being “Resourceful”, “Innovative” and “Flexible”. And I’m sure that this company will make my dreams come true…..
    Mr. Nandan Nilekani, I’m coming very soon to be part of your family…

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