Weaved magic into our lives: Wipro’s Kurien

For India's top software companies, themselves credited with transforming the country's global standing and the lives of its youth, Apple's Steve Jobs, the man who helped shape the technology revolution, will continue to inspire.

Cognizant vice-chairmanLakshmi Narayanan said, "In many ways, he personified the power of dreaming big as an instrument of effecting positive, unprecedented change. In the sad demise of Steve Jobs, the world has lost a sterling technology visionary and entrepreneur who thought well ahead of his time, challenged conventions and stereotypes, and pushed the envelope of innovation like few others."

More than the novel gadgets Apple churned out under Jobs, Narayanan reckons his legacy will be the "sheer brilliance of the myriad ways in which he helped the world experience and appreciate its digital future with a sense of profound expectation and wonderment".

Wipro CEO TK Kurien said: "The Wizard of Cupertino, through his vision and quest for excellence, introduced a little magic into our lives. I am sure his great work will live on through the millions that he has inspired." The informal title was one of the many that have stuck to Jobs who co-founded Apple in 1976 in Cupertino, California.

Sunil Bharti Mittal, chairman and Group CEO of Bharti Enterprises, said: "Steve Jobs, with his crystal clear vision, incredible consumer insight and creativity, transformed IT and, in the last five years, the telecom space, with path-breaking products. He was a visionary and true pioneer, and his strong personality turned Apple into a cult brand that is loved across the world."

He added: "Steve has left an indelible mark on the technology industry, and his spirit of innovation will be an inspiration to millions for a long time to come. He successfully dealt with many challenges in his career and triumphed against all odds. He will be fondly remembered."

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