Narayana Murthy touches Ratan Tata’s feet, the picture goes viral

It was when Narayana Murthy, the co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of Infosys, recently touched Ratan Tata’s feet in a gesture of respect, that started the entrepreneur started trending on Twitter.

The moment was captured in various mobile cameras at the event and the pictures started spreading on the social media platform like a fire. The picture, which was taken at the annual TiECon event in Mumbai on January 28, 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 series of videos in his Instagram stories with a caption, “It was an honour to be awarded bt TIEcon at the hands of a great Mr. Narayan Murthy”. “It was an honour,” read the second video.

As soon as the picture went viral, several internet users also hailed the moment as historic and praised Murthy for his gesture.

Murthy founded Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) which are the two major IT companies in the country and have been so for a past few years, with their exploits turning India into a global leader in the Information Technology industry.