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Murthy gets 2012 Hoover Medal

Washington, DC: N.R. Narayana Murthy, co-founder of IT giant Infosys, who has used his business success to “give back” to his native India, has been named recipient of the prestigious 2012 Hoover Medal.

Murthy received the honor on October 22 at the Global Humanitarian Technology Conference in Seattle, Washington.

Murthy, who is the 70th recipient since the medal’s inception, was recognized for establishing a foundation that forges outstanding improvements in healthcare, social rehabilitation, rural uplift and education.

The Infosys Science Foundation was established in 2009 to promote science research in India.