M. Visvesvaraya, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


M. Visvesvaraya

Indian engineer, scholar, statesman and the Diwan of Mysore

Date of Birth: 15-Sep-1860

Place of Birth: Muddenahalli, India

Date of Death: 14-Apr-1962

Profession: engineer

Nationality: India

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About M. Visvesvaraya

  • Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya FASc also spelled as Sir Mokshagondam Visweswarayya, popularly known as Sir MV (15 September 1861 – 12 April 1962) was an Indian civil engineer and statesman and the 19th Diwan 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, Sri Lanka and Tanzania in his memory.
  • He is held in high regard as a pre-eminent engineer of India. He was the chief engineer responsible for the construction of Krishna Raja Sagara dam in North-West suburb of Mysuru city and chief engineer of flood protection system for the city of Hyderabad.

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