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Be like Sudha Murthy

Picture of Sudha Murthy, wife of Narayana Murthy founder of Infosys. Sudha Murthy is a famous children's author.

This week, Learner Circle would like to talk about the journey of Sudha Murthy to encourage children all over the world to be like Sudha Murthy.

A picture of a young boy writing.
Online course in writing stories and books

Learner circle runs an online ‘Young Authors Workshop’ to encourage children globally to get into the habit of writing. Our syllabus is quite extensive and highlights unique methods to juggle the creativity of children. Writing is a fantastic way to find expression both creatively and emotionally. Therefore, in a bid to inspire children to start creative writing, we bring you the story of Sudha Murthy. We hope her journey and her work will budge children out of their comfort zones, compelling them to write.

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A beginner course for young authors

Sudha Murthy has written so many best seller novels both for children and for adults. Her writing has inspired so many lives. All her books have a simple narrative and are quite easy to read. Sudha Murthy is a social work, engineering teacher and an author. She is also the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation. She won the Padma Shri in 2006 from the Government of India for her social work. Some of her writing reflects the work she has done and the people she has met. She is best known for her contribution to literature in Kannada and English. All her books are available on amazon, if you would like to read them.

The Magic of the lost temple: a book by Sudha Murthy
The Magic of the lost temple book by Sudha Murthy

Writing tip: It would be a clever idea to take down notes in a small diary every time you visit a new place or meet new people. You can use these observations to write something creative later.

A collage of sudha murthy at various places, at Infosys Foundation, receiving awards and at a function
A collage of Sudha Murthy

Sudha Murthy started writing in college. Her childhood experiences influenced her first book ‘How I taught my grandmother to read.’ She is known for her infamous letter to TELCO questioning their ad in the newspaper calling out for only ‘MALE’ candidates to apply. This set a ground-breaking precedent in TELCO as she became the first female engineer to work. She took a long break from her writing during her engineering days.

Writing tip: It is never too late to start writing

Sudha Murthy initially wrote all her books in Kannada. It was only after she turned fifty, that she published her first English book called ‘Wise and Otherwise.’ Till date her books have been translated in twelve languages and Italian too. She has numerous bestsellers to her credit.

A picture of a Sudha Murthy book called how the sea became salty
How the sea became salty

Her work at Infosys

Sudha Murthy is the trustee of Infosys Foundation, which was set up in 1996. She has done immense social work through this foundation. Her charity work includes empowerment of women, public hygiene, healthcare, and education. Her passion for reading inspired her to set up a library for each school in India. Till today, she has set up 70,000 libraries making an enormous impact on the education of children. She loves books and finds every opportunity to read. She loves writing for children and through her stories she tries to teach children the lessons of life.

Writing tip: When you read regularly, you can write regularly.

Sudha Murthy has won numerous awards for her work towards humanity and her contribution towards literature. She has done immense work for the upliftment of rural women. She is known for her challenging work and simplicity. A lot of her contribution to English literature was done after 50 years.

Writing tip: Keep writing. Do not stop. Hard work pays.


We hope this story is inspiring and urges young people to write more often. At Learner Circle, we believe that skill development and cognitive abilities go hand in hand. Writing skills help children stay ahead of their peers as it sharpens their imagination and creativity. It also makes an enormous impact on academic performance and output. Our online classes for young authors are perfect for children who want to explore and experiment with the world of writing. We also help children publish their first book after they finish our workshop. Please check out our website for more details.

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