Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy began trending on Twitter after pictures of him touching Ratan Tata's feet emerged online. The two industrialists shared the stage at the annual TiECon event in Mumbai on Tuesday where Mr Murthy, after presenting an award to Ratan Tata, bent down to touch his feet as a sign of respect.
Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of Tata Sons, shared a video of the incident on Instagram stories.
"It was an honour to be awarded by TIEcon at the hands of a great friend Mr Narayana Murthy," wrote the 82-year-old while sharing the video that shows Mr Murthy, 73, presenting him with the award and then touching his feet.
Pictures of the "touching gesture of humility" were also shared on Twitter by the event organisers.
"Infosys co-founder, Narayana Murthy seeks blessings from TATA sons, Chairman Emeritus, @RNTata2000 at #TiEconMumbai. A touching gesture of humility & a historic moment indeed," wrote TiE Mumbai.
Infosys co-founder, Narayana Murthy seeks blessings from TATA sons, Chairman Emeritus, @RNTata2000 at #TiEconMumbai.— TiE Mumbai (@TiEMumbai) January 29, 2020
A touching gesture of humility & a historic moment indeed. #WednesdayWisdom#narayanamurthy#ratantatapic.twitter.com/MmwNPm4SY4
Many on Twitter hailed the moment as historic and praised Narayana Murthy.
Two biggest rival company, two most humble businessman.— That Indian girl (@thtsal) January 29, 2020
Narayana Murthy touching feet of Ratan Tata is best thing on internet, today. pic.twitter.com/OAjjE6gzba
Proud of Indian Culture ❤️— Harshadha Shirodkar 🇮🇳 (@shirodkarharshu) January 29, 2020
We have @narendramodi
We have @RNTata2000
We have @Infosys_nmurthy
The values, respect demonstrated by these legends are inspiring.
Narayana Murthy touched Ratan Tata's feet.
In Indian tradition,Respect is best thing you can give to others.
According to news agency PTI, Ratan Tata was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 11th edition of TiECon Mumbai.
"Sri Ratan Tata's lasting legacy is the highest standards of ethics and integrity that will guide entrepreneurs in their journey for decades to come. The awardees of the Hall of fame have shown exemplary courage, passion and foresight in being disrupters who have created wealth and opportunities for thousands," said Atul Nishar, President, TiE Mumbai.Click for more trending news