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Location: New Delhi, West Delhi, Delhi, India
Birthdate: (58)
Birthplace: Sirsi, Uttara Kannada, Karnataka, India
Occupation: Chairman, (UIDAI)
Managed by: Chitra Nileshwar(Divgi)
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    • ROHINI
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    • JAHANVI
      daughter
    • MOHAN
      father
    • DURGABAI
      mother
    • VIJAY
      brother
    • Vijay
      brother

About Nandan Manohar Nilekani

Nandan Nilekani is an Indian entrepreneur. He currently serves as the Chairman of the new Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), after a successful career at Infosys Technologies Ltd. He is also now heading the Government of India's technology committee, TAGUP. Nandan Manohar Nilekani was born in 1955 in the town of Sirsi in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. His parents are Durga and Mohan Rao Nilekani. His father worked as a General Manager of Mysore and Minerva Mills and subscribed to Fabian Socialist ideals that influenced Nilekani in his early years. Nilekani's elder brother, Vijay, now works in the Nuclear Energy Institute.[2] Mr. Nilekani studied at the Bishop Cotton Boys' School and St. Joseph's High School Dharwad, and later at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai.[3] [edit]Career

Nandan Nilekani is one of the co-founders of Infosys and served as its CEO from March 2002 to April 2007. He is currently chair of the Unique Identification Authority of India[4][5], a cabinet-ranking position that he entered in 2009 under the invitation of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. Mr. Nilekani received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 1978 and joined Mumbai-based Patni Computer Systems, where he met and was interviewed by N.R. Narayana Murthy. In 1981, Mr. Nilekani, Mr. Murthy, and five others left Patni to start their own company, Infosys. Nilekani became the Chief Executive Officer of Infosys in March 2002 and served as CEO of the company through April 2007, when he relinquished his position to his colleague Kris Gopalakrishnan and became co-chairman of the board of directors. Before assuming leadership as CEO in 2002, Mr. Nilekani held various posts, including managing director, president, and chief operating officer.[6] Mr. Nilekani left Infosys in July 2009 to serve as the chairperson of the Unique Identification Authority of India,[4][5]. As chair of the UIDAI he is responsible for implementing the envisioned Multipurpose National Identity Card, or Unique Identity card (UID Card) project in India. This initiative aims to provide a unique identification number for all residents of India and will be used primarily as the basis for efficient delivery of welfare services.[6] Mr. Nilekani co-founded India's National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) as well as the Bengaluru chapter of The IndUS Entrepreneurs (TiE). He is a member of the board of governors of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) and the president of NCAER (the premier independent applied economics research institute in India).[6] He also sits on several advisory boards, including those of the World Economic Forum Foundation and the Bombay Heritage Fund.[7] Mr. Nilekani has appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to promote his book Imagining India: The Idea of a Renewed Nation [8] and spoke at a TED conference in 2009 on his ideas for India's future. Mr. Nilekani has an estimated net worth of $1.4 billion.[1] [edit]Family and personal life

Mr. Nilekani is married to Rohini Nilekani, whom he met at a quizzing event at IIT.[9] They have two children, Nihar and Janhavi, each of whom has received an undergraduate degree from Yale University.[10] [edit]Honours and awards

This biographical section needs additional citations for verification. Please help by adding reliable sources. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately, especially if potentially libelous or harmful. (October 2011) He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Law degree by the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto on the 31st of May, 2011. Mr. Nilekani received NDTV Indian of the Year's Transformational Idea of the Year Award in 2011[11] He was named Corporate Citizen of the Year at the Asia Business Leaders Award (2004) organized by CNBC.[12] His book, Imagining India: The Idea of a Renewed Nation, was a finalist for the FT-Goldman Sachs Book Award in 2009.[12] Joseph Schumpeter Prize for innovative services in economy, economic sciences and politics - 2005.[13] In 2009, Time magazine placed Nilekani in the Time 100 list of 'World's Most Influential People' [14] Was presented the 'Legend in Leadership Award' by the Yale University in November 2009. He is the first Indian to receive the top honour. In January 2006, Mr. Nilekani became on the youngest entrepreneurs to join 20 global leaders on the World Economic Forum (WEF) Foundation Board.[7] Mr. Nilekani was awarded one of India's highest civilian honours, the Padma Bhushan, in 2006.[15] Also in 2006, he was named Businessman of the Year by Forbes Asia. [16]

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Nandan Nilekani's Timeline

1955
June 2, 1955
Sirsi, Uttara Kannada, Karnataka, India
1971
June, 1971
- present
Age 15
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2009
2009
- present
Age 53
New Delhi, Delhi, India
2009
- present
Age 53
New Delhi, Delhi, India
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- present
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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- present
Bangalore, Karnataka, India