Tirupati, Feb 19:  Chairperson of Infosys Foundation, Sudha Narayana Murthy was today sworn in as a member of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Trust Board which governs the famous Lord Venkateswara temple at nearby Tirumala. Also Read - Andhra Pradesh: TDP Leader And Former CM Chandrababu Naidu Detained

TTD Executive Officer D Sambasiva Rao administered the oath of office and secrecy to Sudha Murthy inside the shrine at dawn today, temple sources said. Also Read - Unable to Afford Elder Daughter's Treatment, Andhra Parents Sell Their 12-year-old Child For 10K

Sixty six-year-old Sudha Narayana Murthy, philanthropist, was appointed by the Andhra Pradesh government in the place of industrialist J Sekhar Reddy who was sacked from TTD Board following detection of huge amounts of cash and gold from his premises by the Income Tax Department during raids in Chennai and other places in December, temple sources said. Also Read - Why Are Donkeys Disappearing From Andhra Pradesh? Reports Claim They Are Being Illegally Slaughtered For Meat

After taking oath as member, Sudha Murthy said that she had visited the hills when she was child some decades ago and thanked the god for giving her opportunity to serve the devotees and the Almighty on the hills, they added PTI.