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UK PM Sunak, First Lady Akshata Express Joy after Sudha Murty’s Padma Vibhushan

After the award ceremony, Akshata Murty took to social media to express her joy

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UNITED KINGDOM: Sudha Murty, an Indian author and philanthropist, was conferred the prestigious Padma Bhushan award at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. The ceremony was attended by her family, including her daughter Akshata Murty, who is the wife of UK PM Rishi Sunak.

She received India’s third-highest civilian award at a ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan. The 72-year-old lady is a popular author and philanthropist from Karnataka. Murty, who serves as the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation, has dedicated her life to the welfare and development of underprivileged people.

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Akshata Murthy posted a photo of her mother holding the award and wrote, “Yesterday I watched with unspeakable pride as my mother received the Padma Bhushan award from the President of India in recognition of her contributions to social work.”

The UK First Lady further addressed how her mother’s journey has always inspired her and had a great impact on her life. She spoke about how her mother has supported those less fortunate, including forming and managing charitable institutions for 25 years.

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She has been sponsoring various programmes to increase literacy and ensure prompt relief for those living in remote areas of the country following natural disasters.

“My mother doesn’t live for recognition. The values my parents have instilled in my brother and me—hard work, humility, and selflessness—mean she is always on to the next thing. But it was such a moving experience to see her have a moment of recognition yesterday,” she added.

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Murty’s son-in-law, Rishi Sunak, commented on her wife’s post, writing, “proud day” with two emojis of clapping hands.

Apart from this, Sudha Murty’s husband and Infosys co-founder, NR Narayana Murthy, his son Rohan Murty, and her sister, Dr Sunanda Kulkarni, made their presence count at the ceremony.

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