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Pictures of Sudha Murthy bowing down to Mysore royal surfaces online, triggers discussion

The pic was reportedly clicked in the year 2019 when Murthy attended the birth centenary celebrations of Mysore’s last ruler Jayachamaraja Wadiyar

Ayushi Sikarwar

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New Delhi: Author and Infosys foundation chairperson Sudha Murthy often makes headlines for her inspiring speeches or news regarding her social contribution. Though, she came under the fire on social media after a picture of her bowing down to a Mysore royal surfaced online.

In the picture, Murthy can be seen bowing before Pramoda Devi Wadiyar, while the actress  B. Saroja Devi can also be spotted in the background.

The pic was reportedly clicked in the year 2019 when Murthy attended the birth centenary celebrations of Mysore’s last ruler Jayachamaraja Wadiyar.

Since the snap resurfaced online, it has triggered a debate on the microblogging site Twitter with a section of users slamming the latter for carrying orthodox mentality in the age of democracy, while others defended her saying that it is only a gesture of showing respect.

Check reactions here:

A user posted the pic and asked, “Sudha Murthy bowing before a member of the Mysore royal family. She is supposed to be a role model. Is this still a tradition of greeting the members of the Royal family in India? Or was it more like an action out of reverence or respect?”

“Look at Sudha Murthy bowing before a member of the Mysore royal family. She is supposed to be a role model”, another wrote.

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