Sir M. Vishweshvaraya

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Sir M. Vishweshvaraya

Born:15 September 1860

Died:2 April 1962

  • He was an Indian Chief civil engineer, scholar, statesman, politician and the 19th Diwan (Governor) of Mysore, who served from 1912 to 1919.
  • He received India’s highest honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1955.
  • He was knighted as a Knight Commander of the British Indian Empire (KCIE) by King George V for his contributions to the public good.
  • 15 September is celebrated as Engineer’s Day in India in his memory.
  • He is held in high regard as a pre-eminent Engineer of India.
  • He was chief engineer responsible for the construction of the Krishna Raja Sagara dam in the North-West suburb of Mysuru city and chief engineer of the flood protection system for the city of Hyderabad.
  • He was called “Father of Modern Mysore State” .
  • On 15 September 2018, to celebrate his 157th birthday anniversary Visvesvaraya was honored with Google Doodle.
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