N.R. Narayana Murthy, founder of Infosys, responding to an insistent reporter during an interview on a TV news channel, said that he would accept to become the President of India if all political parties agreed and it would be a great honour for him.
Murthy, however, clarified that he was only responding to a question by a reporter and that it was all in the realm of speculation. He added that he was not throwing his hat into the ring, but he is open to taking up positions from which he can add value.
With nine more months for the election of President, Murthy’s response assumes political significance.
After leaving Infosys, Murthy is now a venture capitalist and already plays a public role in many capacities, as chairman of the Public Health Foundation of India and as adviser to several state and foreign governments.