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How Nandan Nilekani seeded path-breaking initiatives for Digital India

He is among those who laid the foundation of India's information technology services industry, and seeded several path-breaking initiatives for Digital India

Nandan Nilekani
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Nandan Nilekani, Co-Founder & Non-Executive Chairman, Infosys & Founding Chairman, UIDAI (2009-2014)

Shivani Shinde
Nandan Nilekani needs no introduction. He is among those who created a strong foundation for the $194-billion Indian information technology services industry and, moreover, has been aptly hailed as the technocrat who sowed the seeds of several path-breaking initiatives for Digital India.

The BS Jury’s decision to confer on him the Lifetime Achievement Award was an apt one.

Nilekani’s biggest trait has been that of a problem-solver. N R Narayana Murthy, co-founder of Infosys, who brought Nilekani to Infosys, had said in an interview a few years ago that his strength was simplifying complex ideas.

Murthy had made the comment

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First Published: Mar 31 2023 | 6:08 AM IST

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