Srimathe Ramanujaya Namaha,
I think the questionare is informing about the founder of Infosys N.Murthy the materialistic giants ignorance in spiritual field based on his recent interview which can mislead spiritualistic followers.
As a simple thumb rule to remember, ANYONE in the battlefield opposite side of SriKrishna are Adharmies (wrong doers). Like Bhishma, Dronacharya may have their own personal credibility, but they watched and didn’t even stop dushasana while disrobing draupadhi. As a minister and leading Bharat nation if dridharastra regimen is not able to save a Lady, then what will be the fate of the civilians. So SriKrishna had to take ALL of them down through the Dharmies (Pandavas) who are all warriors in battle field.
Now the question may arise, we are chanting Vishnu Sahasranam given by Bhishma. That’s because his bad blood developed by consuming food from Adharmik place (Dhridharata and his sons) were drained out when in death arrow bed. He got purified and thus sung Vishnu Sahasranam.
So praising any of the the Adharmik people is not going to help them until they repent at some point and lead a pious life.
There are three types of people:
1) Asthika (believers of Supreme Almighty GOD),
2) Nasthika (Non believers of Almighty GOD and the demigods),
3) Asthika-Nasthika (who believe in Almighty GOD and demigods but interpret dharma in their own way and mislead people).
Poorvacharyas says one need to be careful with the category 3) people, since they are difficult to identify. 1) & 2) are easy to identify. It’s easy for us to adhere to 1) and detach from 2)
It’s understood that the person in context falls in category 3)
Adiyen (ElayaAlwar) Srinivasa (DhoddayacharyAr) Dasan.