In pictures: Nilekani back at Infosys, a profile
Nandan Nilekani is one of the seven founders of Infosys and called India's UID man as he spearheded the launch of Aadhaar project. He is all set to take back control of Rs 64,000 crore or $10 billion company at a time when rift between the founders and the management has come out in open. (Photo: PTI)
Nandan Nilekani is one of the seven founders of Infosys and called India's UID man as he spearheded the launch of Aadhaar project. He is all set to take back control of Rs 64,000 crore or $10 billion company at a time when rift between the founders and the management has come out in open. (Photo: PTI)
Nilekani was born on June 2, 1955 in Bangalore, now Bengaluru, in Karnataka in a Konkani Brahmin community from Sirsi in Uttara Kannada district. In 1978, he started his career at Mumbai-based Patni Computer Systems, where he first met N R Narayana Murthy. Murthy had interviewed Nilekani for the job. (Photo: PTI)
Nilekani was born on June 2, 1955 in Bangalore, now Bengaluru, in Karnataka in a Konkani Brahmin community from Sirsi in Uttara Kannada district. In 1978, he started his career at Mumbai-based Patni Computer Systems, where he first met N R Narayana Murthy. Murthy had interviewed Nilekani for the job. (Photo: PTI)
Nilekani co-started the company along with N R Narayana Murthy, S D Shibulal, Kris Gopalakrishnan and others in 1981. In early years, the company had based its operations in Pune, that also had emerged at one point of time as India's IT hub. (Photo: PTI)
Nilekani co-started the company along with N R Narayana Murthy, S D Shibulal, Kris Gopalakrishnan and others in 1981. In early years, the company had based its operations in Pune, that also had emerged at one point of time as India's IT hub. (Photo: PTI)
Nilekani had joined Infosys when he was 26. At 62, he returns to the information technology giant, which according to him proves right the popular notion that life comes a full circle. (Photo: PTI)
Nilekani had joined Infosys when he was 26. At 62, he returns to the information technology giant, which according to him proves right the popular notion that life comes a full circle. (Photo: PTI)
In his new role at Infosys, Nilekani will assume and deliver the responsibilities of executive vice-chairman and help Infosys drive out of the current mess. He has also indicated he will accelerate the search for a new CEO, a dent left by Vishal Sikka who resigned over differences with Narayan Murthy on August 18. (Photo: PTI)
In his new role at Infosys, Nilekani will assume and deliver the responsibilities of executive vice-chairman and help Infosys drive out of the current mess. He has also indicated he will accelerate the search for a new CEO, a dent left by Vishal Sikka who resigned over differences with Narayan Murthy on August 18. (Photo: PTI)
Nilekani was CEO of Infosys from 2002 to 2007 for five years. In 2009, he left Infosys to take charge at Unique Identification Authority of India to spearhead the launch of Aadhaar project. As UIDAI chairman, he was responsible for implementing the Multipurpose National Identity Card, or Unique Identity card (UID Card) project in India. (Photo: PTI)
Nilekani was CEO of Infosys from 2002 to 2007 for five years. In 2009, he left Infosys to take charge at Unique Identification Authority of India to spearhead the launch of Aadhaar project. As UIDAI chairman, he was responsible for implementing the Multipurpose National Identity Card, or Unique Identity card (UID Card) project in India. (Photo: PTI)