tech2 News Staff 15. September 2019 09:50:01 IST
Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, a scholar, statesman, educator and the most famous engineer in India, was born 158 years ago in the village of Muddenahalli in the kingdom of Mysore (now in Karnataka).
This day is celebrated since 1968 every year as Day of Engineers in India to acknowledge the contribution of engineers to the development of the nation. Visvesvaraya was responsible for the construction of the Krishna Raja Sagara dam in Mysore. He was the chief engineer of the project. He was also the chief designer of the Hyderabad flood control system.
He also designed and patented the automatic weir locks, which were first installed in 1
His achievements, especially for the flood protection system in Hyderabad, were honored by the Indian government In 1955 he became a Bharta Ratna awarded. From child George V he was also awarded the British Knighthood.
Visvesvaraya began studying at Wesleyan Mission High School in 1875, graduating with honors. He then moved to Pune to study engineering at the College of Science, where in 1883 he first took his engineering exam. He specialized in civil engineering.
Visvesvaraya accepted a position in the Public Works Department (PWD) of Bombay (now Mumbai) and was later invited to join the Indian Irrigation Commission.
As part of his usual work in the Public Works Department, he has been involved in road construction, public building maintenance and the development of urban development plans in many major cities.
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