He refuses to let himself be defined by his distinguished last name.
Rohan Narayana Murty may be his father’s son in more ways than one – among them, a fierce curiosity – but he is, at once, very much his own man. His interests span a polymathic range. From being one of the quiet forces behind cutting-edge artificial intelligence research to founding and funding the incredible Murty Classical Library – a singular repository of ancient Indian scientific and literary works translated for contemporary access – Rohan is seeding not just businesses or even institutions but something far more fundamental: a love of knowledge.
And in this wide-ranging conversation, we be in conversation with Rohan on the sprawling landscape of his interests across science, technology, art, and why he’s obsessed with scholarship.
Algebra, the Arts & Ideas Club brings together a fellowship of people who believe great cities are built not just on infrastructure but a life of the mind; who understand robust and liberal societies need the oxygen of great conversation and nuanced thinking.
At a time when we are increasingly surrounded by rage and noise, Algebra is a live and continuous space for people to come together for a genuine exchange of ideas and exposure to issues; where new seeds could be sparked, fresh perspectives formed, and intelligent connections made.
Algebra – the Arts and Ideas Club is designed to host almost 35 engagements over the year with topline thinkers and practitioners from almost every discipline that impacts human affairs: politics, economy, environment, spirituality, cinema, medicine, science, technology, music, media, literature, the arts, sports, people’s movements, et al.