Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya was an eminent engineer and statesman who had played a key role in building of modern India. and architect of Krishnarajasagar Dam; devised steel doors to stop the wasteful flow of water in dams; honored with doctorate degrees from various leading universities and coferred with the highe...st civilian award Bharat Ratna. In 1955.Sir M. Visvesvaraya was born on September 15, 1860 in Muddenahalli village in the Kolar district of the erstwhile princely state of Mysore (present day Karnataka). His father Srinivasa Sastry was a Sanskrit scholar and Ayurvedic practitioner. His mother Venkachamma was a religious lady. He lost his father when he was fifteen years old. Visvesvaraya completed his early education in Chikkaballapur and then went to Bangalore for higher education. He cleared his B.A. Examination in 1881. He got some assistance from the Government of Mysore and joined the Science College in Poona to study Engineering. In 1883 he ranked first in the L.C.E. and the F.C.E. Examinations (equivalent to B.E. Examination of today).When Sir M. Visvesvaraya cleared his engineering, Government of Bombay offered him a job and appointed him Assistant Engineer at Nasik. As an engineer, he achieved some marvelous feats. He planned a way of supplying water from the river Sindhu to a town called Sukkur. He devised a new irrigation system called the Block System. He devised steel doors to stop the wasteful flow of water in dams. He was the architect of the Krishnaraja Sagara dam in Mysore. Sir M. Visvesvaraya lead a very simple life. He was a strict vegetarian and a teetotaler. He was known for his honesty and integrity. In 1912, Maharaja of Mysore appointed Visvesvaraya as his Dewan. Before accepting the position of Dewan of Mysore, he invited all his relatives for dinner. He told them very clearly that he would accept the prestigious office on the condition that none of them would approach him for favors. As Dewan of Mysore, he worked tirelessly for educational and industrial development of the state. When he was the Dewan many new industries came up. The Sandal Oil Factory, the Soap Factory, the Metals Factory, the Chrome Tanning Factory , were some of them. Of the many factories he started the most important is the Bhadravati Iron and Steel Works. Sir M. Visvesvaraya voluntarily retired as Dewan of Mysore in 1918. He worked actively even after his retirement. Sir M. Visvesvaraya was honored with Bharat Ratna in 1955 for his invaluable contribution to the nation. When he reached the age of 100, the Government of India brought out a stamp in his honor. Sir Visvesvaraya passed away on April 14, 1962 at the age of 101.Many honors and laurels were conferred on Sir M. Visvesvaraya.He was awarded D.Sc in 1921 from Calcutta University., LL.D IN 1931 FRON Bombay University ,D.Litt in 1937 from Benaras Hndu University.,D.Sc in 1944 from Allahabad University ,LL.D in 1948 from Mysore University and D.Litt in 1953 from Andhra University. The list of awards conferred on him is endless. As he was born on the 15th of September, the day is celebrated as Engineer’s Day in our country to commemorate his memories Such person is rarely born and seldom comes on the worldly earth.. .Let us pay our humble obeisance to his lotus feet and homage to him!
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Bishwanath Singh Let us join to pay our respectful homage and humble obeisance's to the lotus feet of Sir M. Visvesvaraya on the eve of his Birth Anniversary that the Nation as whole celebrated as Engineers' Day on the 15th of September with fervor and gaiety with all respect to that great man in his honor who was an architect of our modern India!
Let us join to pay our respectful homage and humble obeisance's to the lotus feet of Sir M. Visvesvaraya on the eve of his Birth Anniversary that the Nation as whole celebrated as Engineers' Day on the 15th of September with fervor and gaiety with all respect to that great man in his honor who was an architect of our modern India!
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Bishwanath Singh Our humble obeisance to him on his Birth Anniversay that was celebrated as Engineers' Day on the 15th of September with fervor & gaiety!