A Silicon Valley museum is reaching halfway around the world to give out a global humanitarian award.
Specifically, India, and N.R. Narayana Murthy, the winner of this year's James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award. It's an honor the Tech Museum of Innovation gives out every year to honor one person's impace in both the technology and humanitarian worlds.
Murthy is well-known both in India and America for co-founding software powerhouse Infosys. The company, based in Bangalore (specifically, "Electronic City,') but with a Bay Area office in Fremont, has grown into a $25 billion software giant, and as co-founder (along with the company's CEO for the first 21 years), Murthy has lots of resources to put to work to help others.
And he has. Specifically, Murthy has worked to help India's underpriviledged rural communities, focusing on healthcare, education, and development. He's brought his home country into the global spotlight both for its technology advances, but also for its philanthropy.
Murthy joins previous Morgan award winners Queen Raina Al Abdullah of Jordan, Bill Gates, and Al Gore. The Tech Museum will present the award on Nov. 15.
Scott, who has visited Infosys HQ in Bangalore, is on Twitter: @scottbudman