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Nandan Nilekani is Infosys Technologies' co-founder and former chairman of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Nilekani served as the CEO of Infosys from 2002 to 2007, when he relinquished his position to his colleague Kris Gopalakrishnan.

He left Infosys in 2009 to serve as the chairman of the UIDAI, in the rank of a cabinet minister on the invitation of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. He is popularly known as the Bill Gates of Bangalore. He is the man who inspired the slogan 'the world is flat'. Nilekani has co-founded National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM), trade association of India's software industry. He has also written a book discussing the ideas for India's way forward named, 'Imagining India'.
Awards: Time Magazine - Fortune Magazine - Asia's Businessman of the Year (2003), Joseph Schumpeter Prize (2005), Padma Bhushan (2006), Forbes Asia - Businessman of the Year (2006), Time 100 list of World's Most Influential People (2009)
Education: IIT Bombay
Born: June 2, 1955
Associated Business: Infosys Technologies
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