Akshata Murty, Rishi Sunak's wife, received $15.6 mn in dividend from Infosys this year

For the current year, the firm this month announced an interim dividend of Rs 16.50 per share, according to the company's stock exchange filings.

PTIUpdated: Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 03:28 PM IST
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Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak poses with his wife Akshata Murty | AFP

Akshata Murty, Britain's incoming Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's wife whose tax status on income from outside the UK had triggered a controversy, earned Rs 126.61 crore (USD 15.3 million) in dividend income in 2022 from her shareholding in India's second-largest IT firm Infosys.

Murthy, daughter of Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy, held 3.89 crore shares, or 0.93 per cent, of Infosys at the end of September, according to company filings with the stock exchanges.

Her holding is worth Rs 5,956 crore (about USD 721 million) at Tuesday's trading price of Rs 1,527.40 on the BSE.

Infosys paid Rs 16 per share final dividend for 2021-22 fiscal on May 31, this year. For the current year, the firm this month announced an interim dividend of Rs 16.50 per share, according to the company's stock exchange filings.

The two dividends totalled Rs 32.50 per share or Rs 126.61 crore for Akshata.

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