Sudha Murty was born in 1950 in Shiggaon in north Karnataka. She did her MTech in computer science, and is now the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation. A prolific writer in English and Kannada, she has written nine novels, four technical books, three travelogues, one collection of short stories, three collections of non-fiction pieces and two books for children.
Her books have been translated into all the major Indian languages and have sold over three lakh copies around the country. She was the recipient of the R.K. Narayan???s Award for Literature and the Padma Shri in 2006.
Sudha Murty is the author of books: Wise and Otherwise, How I Taught My Grandmother to Read and Other Stories, Gently Falls the Bakula, Dollar Bahu, Mahashweta, The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk, The Old Man and His God: Discovering the Spirit of India, House of Cards, Three Thousand Stitches: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives, The Mother I Never Knew: Two Novellas