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Satya Nadella receives Padma Bhushan in the US

Los Angeles, Oct 20, 2022 A.Gary Singh

Microsoft chairman and CEO Satya Nadella formally received the Padma Bhushan, India’s third-highest civilian award for distinguished service, in the US recently. Nadella was named one of 17 awardees earlier this year.

“It’s an honour to receive a Padma Bhushan Award and to be recognized with so many extraordinary people.......Read More


Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s son Zain dead at 26

Los Angeles, March 01, 2022 A.Gary Singh

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s son, Zain, died at age 26 on Monday following a lifelong battle with cerebral palsy, according to reports. The tech firm informed its top executives of Zain Nadella’s passing in an email. The message asked the executives to send their thoughts and prayers to the Nadella family.

Nadella’s son – the eldest of his three children – experienced asphyxiation in utero and was born weighing just three pounds.

“Zain will be remembered for his eclectic taste in music, his bright sunny smile and the immense joy he brought to his family and all those who loved him,” Children’s Hospital CEO Jeff Sperring said in a statement shared with Microsoft’s executive team.


NRI Satya Nadella Microsoft CEO sold his 840,000 part of total shares for a sum of more than $285 million

Los Angeles, Nov 30, 2021 A.Gary Singh

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sold half of his stake in the company in a series of transactions last week, divesting about 840,000 shares for a sum of more than $285 million. Nadella sold the shares “for personal financial planning and diversification reasons,” the Redmond-based company said in a statement.

Nadella sold shares on Nov. 22 and 23 at average prices ranging from $334 to more than $349, according to Microsoft’s Securities and Exchange Commission filing.


NRI Satya Nadella Microsoft’s CEO named chairman of the board

Los Angeles, June 17, 2021 A.Gary Singh

  • Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO, is becoming the software company’s chair, after running the company for seven years, when he replaced Steve Ballmer.
  • Nadella is taking over the chairperson seat from former Symantec CEO John Thompson.

Microsoft said that CEO Satya Nadella is becoming the chairman of the company’s board, replacing independent director John Thompson, following a unanimous vote of the software company’s board.
The change reflects the success Nadella has had in the past seven years making Microsoft more prominent in technology and business altogether.

“In this role, Nadella will lead the work to set the agenda for the board, leveraging his deep understanding of the business to elevate the right strategic opportunities and identify key risks and mitigation approaches for the board’s review,” Microsoft said in a statement.





  • As Satya Nadella becomes the third CEO of Microsoft, he brings a relentless drive for innovation and a spirit of collaboration to his new role.



Microsoft's Nadella sorry for women's pay comments

Oct 10, 2014/NRIpress-Club

Satya Nadella, CEO Microsoft   has apologised for remarks he made advising women not to ask for a pay rise but to have "faith in the system".

"It's not really about asking for the raise, but knowing and having faith that the system will actually give you the right raises as you go along," said Satya Nadella when he attended the conference, called the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.

At a conference to celebrate women in technology, he suggested that women not asking for a rise was "good karma".

The comments sparked outrage and Mr Nadella has now apologised.

In an email to staff, he said he answered the question "completely wrong" and "wholeheartedly" supported programmes to close the pay gap.

"Because that's good karma. It'll come back because somebody's going to know that's the kind of person that I want to trust," he said.


The president of Harvey Mudd College and a Microsoft director, Maria Klawe immediately disagreed with him. Instead, she suggested women do their homework on salary levels and then practise asking for pay rises.

After the comments -- a furore on Twitter and Mr Nadella later tweeted that he was "inarticulate" in his answer about how women should ask for a pay increase.

That was then followed up with an email to staff in which he said: "Maria asked me what advice I would offer women who are not comfortable asking for pay raises. I answered that question completely wrong.

"Without a doubt, I wholeheartedly support programs at Microsoft and in the industry that bring more women into technology and close the pay gap. I believe men and women should get equal pay for equal work, "Nadella said. "when it comes to career advice on getting a raise when you think it's deserved, Maria's advice was the right advice. If you think you deserve a raise, you should just ask."