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Got money, reach out – Sudha Murthy does her thing and Rohini Nilekani does her own.

Education | Jul 29, 2002

These days, Rohini reaches out to the less fortunate not through writing, but by donating generously to various causes. She has just taken over as the chairperson of the Akshara Foundation and is bubbling with ideas.

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