Narayana Murthy, the co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of Infosys, recently started trending on Twitter as pictures of him touching Ratan Tata’s feet in a gesture of respect surfaced on the social media platform.
The picture was taken at the annual TiECon event in Mumbai on January 28. The now-viral image shows Murthy bending down to touch Tata’s feet as a sign of respect after he presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to the Chairman of Tata Sons.
Ratan Tata shared a video on Instagram saying, “It was an honour to be awarded by TiECon at the hands of a great friend Narayana Murthy. I am truly humbled”.
The two industrialists shared the stage at the entrepreneurial leadership conclave TiECon Mumbai 2020 on January 28.
This picture defines all about humbleness and simplicity, Mr. N R Narayana Murthy touching Mr. Ratan Tata’s feet to seek his blessings.— Arisudan Tiwari (@Arisudan29) January 29, 2020
A lesson for all of us. 🙏 #TiEConMumbai2020 #inspirational #RatanTata #NarayanaMurthy pic.twitter.com/NfnGpv4H04
Another wrote, “Sir, It Demonstrates Your Good Character and Respect When You bow down to touch the feet of Ratan Tataji for Blessings. Being the Parent, This is How we have to imbibe Our Rich Culture in Kids. Narayana Murthy”.
It is important to note that Infosys is a rival to TATA-owned Tata Consultancy Service in the IT Industry.