'This is a great moment': Satya Nadella's Hyderabad school celebrates his ascent

Hyderabad: Parents, relatives and friendsof Hyderabad-born Satya Nadella are elated after the news ofhis elevation as Microsoft's CEO broke here, today evening,even as neighbours gathered at Nadella's posh Banjara Hills
residence here to congratulate his parents.

However, despite repeated requests from the media,Satya's father B N Yugandhar, who is a 1962 batch IAS officer
who had served in the Planning Commission, refused to speak toreporters gathered outside his residence in good strength.

Messages sent to his mobile phone requesting for his commentsalso went unheeded.

This is a great moment: Satya Nadellas Hyderabad school celebrates his ascent

A image of Nadella after his appointment. Microsoft

Born in 1969, Satya Nadella went to the Hyderabad PublicSchool (HPS) at Begumpet here, after which he obtained a
degree in electronics and communications from the ManipalInstitute of Technology in Karnataka.

One of his classmates from HPS, Faiz Khan, who is alsothe Secretary of the HPS Society, said that a special assembly
of HPS students would be convened tomorrow to share the joy.

"The school administration will meet soon to markNadella's elevation to the top post at Microsoft. We would
also call him to the school to share his views at anappropriate time," Khan told PTI.

Another HPS classmate M Chandrasekhar and a former CEOof an infotech company in the city, said that he and his
friends felt very proud of Satya Nadella.

"This is a great moment. We all cherish and hope thatMicrosoft would scale greater heights under his leadership,"
he said.

BVR Mohan Reddy, who is Chairman and ManagingDirector of Infotech Enterprises said, "We are very delighted
that somebody who is an Indian has become CEO of the largestsoftware company in the world. It proves the point that peoplewith merit and put in hard work are successful. We wish himall success".

HPS alumnus Apollo Hospitals CEO Hari Prasad said,"Extremely proud that Satya Nadella has been appointed as the
CEO of Microsoft. Being HPS alumni, it makes us feel that oneamong us has been chosen to head the largest corporation inthe world. HPS and Hyderabad deserves to be applauded on thismomentous occasion".


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Updated Date: Feb 05, 2014 08:13:47 IST