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​​​Infosys co-founder​ ​Senapathy Gopalakrishnan: ​The accidental tech billionaire

Mr Senapathy Gopalakrishnan's early ambition was to be a doctor, but when that did not pan out, he studied for a physics degree and later earned a master's degree in computer science.
Mr Senapathy Gopalakrishnan's early ambition was to be a doctor, but when that did not pan out, he studied for a physics degree and later earned a master's degree in computer science.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

Turning challenges into opportunity, hard work will pay off, says Infosys co-founder

It has been a life full of twists and turns for Indian tech billionaire Senapathy "Kris" Gopalakrishnan, but the co-founder of IT giant Infosys says embracing those challenges and working hard have taken him to where he is today.

An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, Mr Gopalakrishnan's path to becoming one of the world's richest men was not always clear.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 04, 2018, with the headline 'The accidental tech billionaire'. Print Edition | Subscribe