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    capitalist with a difference

    Narayana Murthy has always been perceived as a capitalist with a difference, a homegrown international icon, a boy next door who made good but has his comment on the National Anthem disappointed India?

    I dont think we should over do this. He chose a wrong word, he is such a votary of the English language and I am surprised that he used a word like embarrassment. He should have said that it is difficult for them to sing it, perhaps then there would have been no controversy, Ananthamurthy said.

    Please explain the highlighted ones.


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    Re: capitalist with a difference

    Murthy is a self-made man - a capitalist but one who retains/keeps links to the world of the man in the street.


    "votary of the English language" - he regards it as enormously important and valuable, and is very skilled in its use.


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    Re: capitalist with a difference

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Murthy is a self-made man - a capitalist but one who retains/keeps links to the world of the man in the street.


    "votary of the English language" - he regards it as enormously important and valuable, and is very skilled in its use.
    Thank you Anglika.

    Still I haven't get it.
    Could you explain it any other way?
    Last edited by user_gary; 12-Apr-2007 at 11:28.


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    Re: capitalist with a difference

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Thank you Anglika.

    Still I haven't get it.
    Could you explain it any other way?

    What exactly do you not understand?

    He is a capitalist but one who is different. He is an ordinary man who has managed to do well.

    As a votary of the English language, he believes it has great value and is expert in using it.

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