Sudha Murty has always inspired women across the globe to break the stereotypes and push ourselves to touch the new limits. So, when it was announced that she will feature in Kaun Banega Crorepati’s ‘Karamveer Special’, many of us couldn’t contain our excitement.
During the show, she shared some of the special defining moments where she fought for her dreams rather than being scared by the societal norms.
While remembering her college days, she shared with Big B how things weren’t easy when she decided to become an engineer in 1968. Her family members weren’t supportive of her decision as they feared that nobody in the community will marry her if she pursues engineering.
She further added that she was the only girl in her college along with 599 boys. But what broke our heart is when she shared the kind of restrictions that were put on her if she wanted to pursue her dream of becoming an engineer.
The college principal told her that they would only admit her because she had scored really well, but she had to wear a saree and advised not to go to the college canteen or talk to boys.
But, Sudha shared how she had no problem in accepting these restrictions in return for living her dream. She shared she had no issues with wearing a saree and the canteen food was bad anyway. She further added, she didn’t talk t boys for a year, but when she stood first in her class, the boys started talking to her.
That wasn’t all. She remembered how there was no ladies toilet in her course due to which she faced a lot of difficulties. So when she became the Infosys Chairperson, she got 16,000 toilets made for women.