Bengaluru Man Unexpectedly Meets Narayana Murthy In Economy Class, Shares Post On LinkedIn

In a chance encounter, a Bengaluru-based entrepreneur met Narayana Murthy in a flight’s economy class, and posted about Murthy’s humble attitude and wisdom.

by Tashika Tyagi
Bengaluru Man Unexpectedly Meets Narayana Murthy In Economy Class, Shares Post On LinkedIn

They say never meet your heroes. But what if you unexpectedly come across one of India’s biggest visionaries who has inspired millions of young minds and given the country one of the biggest technology companies in the world? Well, you sit and talk to him till the time allows and that’s exactly what Naren Krishna did. On a commercial flight from Mumbai to Bengaluru, Naren found himself sitting next to Narayana Murthy. He was flying in economy class and found it humbling that a billionaire like Mr Murthy didn’t mind flying in the same section. He clicked a picture with the Infosys co-founder and posted about the experience on LinkedIn. Read on to see how the meeting went.

An Encounter With Narayana Murthy That Made It A Journey To Remember!

Naren Krishna is a Bengaluru-based entrepreneur who was travelling on a commercial flight from Mumbai to Bengaluru. It was a normal flight until he discovered that he was sitting next to none other than Mr Narayana Murthy. He shared about this chance encounter in a post on LinkedIn. He expressed his “sheer disbelief of sharing an economy seat” with the Infosys chairman.

In a post that has now gone viral, Naren shared that he spoke to Mr Murthy about various topics. He talked in depth about AI, the Indian economy, and even failures while building a company. Naren was especially blown away by the down-to-earth attitude of Mr Narayan Murthy and how approachable he was.

He specified one of his biggest takeaways from the entire interaction was a quote from Louis Pasteur that Mr Murthy mentioned, “Chance favours the prepared mind.” He concluded the post by saying that he will “carry this memory very strongly for a long time.”

Also Read: Netizens Divided Over Narayana Murthy’s ‘Work 70 Hrs Per Week’ Statement; No Work-Life Balance?

Netizens Share Their Own Two Cents About This Chance Encounter!

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Image Courtesy: Canva

The post from Naren Krishna has now garnered many likes and comments on Linkedin. People shared their amazement with Narayana Murthy’s attitude and some even talked about their own experiences with him.

Narayana Murthy in flight encounter

Narayana Murthy in flight encounter

And since the internet never forgets, people took a few digs about Mr Murthy’s ‘70 hours-a-week’ working hours comment. Here are some comments from the now viral post.

Narayana Murthy in flight encounter

Narayana Murthy in flight encounter

If you were to have a chance encounter like this, which famous person would you like to meet? Let us know in the comments, people!

Cover Image Courtesy: Canva & linkedin/narenkrishna

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