Remebering Sir Mokshagundam Vishveshwarayya

Sir Mokshagundam Vishveshwarayya

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Sir Mokshagundam Vishveshwarayya

Sir Mokshagundam Vishveshwarayya, born on 15 September 1860, often referred by his initials, MV, was an Indian civil engineer, statesman and the 19th Diwan of Mysore, serving from 1912 to 1918. He started his primary education in Bangalore, received his BSc degree from the University of Madras, and then DCE (Diploma in Civil Engineering) from the University of Bombay through its affiliated institution and 3rd oldest Engineering College in Asia, College of Engineering, Pune. 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. His birthday, 15 September, is celebrated as Engineers' Day in India, Sri Lanka and Tanzania in his memory. He was the Chief Engineer of Krishna Raja Sagara dam in the north-west suburb of Mysuru city, Laxmi Talav Dam near Kolhapur in south-west Maharashtra, and also served as one of the Chief Engineers of the flood protection system for the city of Hyderabad.

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