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.