Infosys Founder Narayana Murthy's Humble Letter To His Daughter Is One Every Girl Should Read

Most often we see mothers giving meaningful advice to their daughters. We forget that fathers love their children just as much and want the best for them from life. 

Fatherhood changes a man as much motherhood transforms a woman. This is precisely what Infosys founder Narayana Murthy experienced when he became a dad to a beautiful girl, Akshata. 

In his letter, which he penned a while ago, Murthy expresses his gratitude over how his daughter made him a better man. He traces his journey from being a king of an empire to the doting father he became. 


Becoming a father transformed me in ways that I could never have thought possible. I could never go back to being the person I used to be before. Your arrival in my life brought unimaginable joy and a larger responsibility. I was no more just a husband, a son, or a promising employee of a fast-growing company. I was a father, who had to measure up to the expectations his daughter would have of him at every stage of her life.

Your birth raised the benchmark of my life, in every aspect. My interactions at the workplace became more thoughtful and measured; the quality of my transactions with the outside world more considerate, dignified, and mature. I felt a need to deal with every human being more sensitively and courteously. After all, some day you would grow up and understand the world around you, and I didn’t want you ever to think that I had done anything even remotely wrong.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 11:30pm