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6 facts about Infosys you probably had no idea about

Behind the making of InfosysBCCL
Behind the making of Infosys
By declaring that there is no merit to allegations of wrongdoing in the Panaya acquisition and reaffirming previous findings of external investigations, Infosys has put its founder-shareholder NR Naryana Murthy in the dock. Murthy, one of the seven founders of Infosys, has his reasons to picky about the company he built from scratch. This how a bunch of engineers, who grew up in middle class homes, built a legacy called Infosys.
Murthy borrowed from wife SudhaBCCL
Murthy borrowed from wife Sudha
Infosys was conceived in 1981 in Pune by Narayan Murthy, Nandan Nilekani, N S Raghavan, S Gopalakrishnan, S D Shibulal, K Dinesh and Ashok Arora, all former employees of Patni Computer Systems.

The company was started with meager initial capital of Rs 10,000 and was named Infosys Consultants. Murthy borrowed the sum from his wife Sudha Murthy. The front room of Murthy's home was the company's first office, although the registered office was Raghavan's home.
Infosys's first employeeBCCL
Infosys's first employee
If you think it was Narayan Murthy, you are wrong. It was N S Raghavan. Murthy was employee No. 4, he took nearly year to finish his tasks at Patni and then joined his firm.

Infosys did not have a computer till 1983, because Murthy could not afford to bring an imported option he liked. It took almost two years to get a computer on their own. It was a Data General 32-bit MV8000.
Enter NilekaniBCCL
Enter Nilekani
Back in 1978, aged 23, Nandan Nilekani walked into the Pune office of Patni Computer Systems, a family promoted company, in search of a job. He found NR Narayana Murthy. In 2008, he wrote in Imagining India: Family firms then “wielded tremendous operational and financial control and, while some of them remained competent despite the perverse incentives that came from such power, quite a few were run haphazardly and rarely made profits for the small shareholder.” The urge to build a better kind of a company in India catalysed him, Murthy and five others to create Infosys, now a $10.2 billion company.
Its first setbackBCCL
Its first setback
KSA's collapse in 1989 pushed Infosys into a crisis. One of the founder-partners -- Ashok Arora(in pic) -- quit.

Others had no idea. That was when Murthy stepped in. 'If you all want to leave, you can. But I am going to stick (with it) and make it,' Murthy told them. Nilekani, Gopalakrishnan, Shibulal, Dinesh and Raghavan decided to stay and since then it's been always like that.
Murthy was always brokeBCCL
Murthy was always broke
According to wife Sudha, Murthy was always broke, he always owed her money.

"For three years, I maintained a book of Murthy's debts to me. No, he never returned the money and I finally tore it up after our wedding. The amount was a little over Rs 4,000," she said in her book.
NASDAQ Listing
Infosys touched US$ 100 million in 1999. It also became the first IT company from India to be listed on NASDAQ.
The share price of the firm surged to Rs 8,100 by 1999, making it the costliest share of the time. At that time, Infosys was among the 20 biggest companies by market capitalization on NASDAQ.
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