Narayana Murthy, the co-founder of Infosys, sparked an intense discussion when he proposed a “70 hours-a-week” work regimen for young individuals in an effort to enhance India’s overall productivity. This suggestion garnered various reactions from social media experts and others who raised concerns about potential health issues and stress-related complications.
During Sudha Murthy’s appearance as an author at the recent 14th Tata Lit Fest in Mumbai, she highlighted her husband’s unwavering belief in passion and “real hard work.” She explained that people express themselves differently, but Narayana Murthy had lived his convictions and shared his experiences.
Narayana and Sudha Murthy have been married for nearly 45 years, and their unwavering support for each other has been well-documented. As cited by News18, when asked about her key takeaways from Narayana Murthy, Sudha emphasized the importance of setting clear goals, maintaining focus, and working diligently. She stressed that success depends on having a genuine passion, asserting that it’s not just intelligence or mere hard work but smart, purpose-driven effort that propels one forward.
Here’s What Sudha Murthy Revealed On Narayana Murthy’s Work Hours
“He has worked 80 to 90 hours a week, so, he doesn’t know what less than that is. He believes in real hard work and he lived like that. Hence, he has told what he felt,” Sudha Murthy was quoted by News18.
Narayana Murthy’s recent statement on India’s low productivity, made during an interview with former Infosys CFO Mohandas Pai on 3one4 Capital’s podcast, The Record, has drawn attention. He highlighted the need for young people to work 70 hours a week to boost India’s productivity, which he believes lags behind other countries. He cited examples like Japan and Germany’s post-World War II efforts to compete with nations like China through increased work hours.