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Dr. Visvesvaraya | Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya | Engineer Visvesvaraya (Bharat Ratna Awardee)

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Famous Personalities and Events: Engineer's Day (15 September) | Dr. Visvesvaraya's Birthday | Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya Full Name- Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, Born- 15 September 1860, Muddenahalli, Chikballapur, Kingdom of Mysore (now in Karnataka), British India Died- 14 April 1962 (aged 101), Bangalore, Mysore State, India Nationality- Indian Alma mater- University of Madras, College of Engineering, Pune Profession- Civil Engineer Religion- Hinduism Career In Brief:- -Joined service as Assistant Engineer in Bombay, 1884; served in Nasik, Khandesh and Poona; -services lent to Municipality of Sukkur in Sind, 1894: designed and carried out the water works of that Municipality, 1895; -Executive Engineer, Surat, 1896; -Assistant Superintending Engineer, Poona, 1897–99; visited China and Japan, 1898; -Executive Engineer for Irrigation, Poona, 1899; -Sanitary Engineer, Bombay, and Member, Sanitary Board, 1901; gave evidence before the Indian Irrigation Commission, 1901; -designed and constructed Automatic Gates patented by him at Lake Fife Storage Reservoir; introduced a new system of irrigation known as the "Block System", 1903; represented the Bombay Government at the Simla Irrigation Commission, 1904; on special duty, 1905; -Superintending Engineer, 1907; visited Egypt, Canada. United States of America and Russia, 1908; -services lent as Special Consulting Engineer, Hyderabad, to supervise and carry out Engineering works in connection with the Musi floods, 1909; -retired from British service, 1909; -Chief Engineer and Secretary to the Government of Mysore, 1909; -Dewan of Mysore, P. W. and Railway Department, 1913; -Board of director of TATA STEEL, 1927-1955. Awards and Honours:- Visvesvaraya was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire (CIE) in 1911.[12] In 1915, while he was the Diwan of Mysore, Visvesvaraya was knighted as a Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire (KCIE) by the British for his myriad contributions to the public good.[13] After India attained independence, he was awarded with the nation's highest honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1955.[14] He was feted with honorary membership of the international Institution of Civil Engineers (based in London) and a fellowship of the Indian Institute of Science (based in Bangalore). He was awarded several honorary doctoral degrees like D.Sc., LL.D., D.Litt. from eight universities in India. He was president of the 1923 Session of the Indian Science Congress. Sir M.V. was awarded honorary Membership of London Institution of Civil Engineers for an unbroken 50 years.[15] He was the most popular person from Karnataka, in a newspaper survey conducted by Prajavani. Video by Edupedia World (www.edupediaworld.com), Free Online Education; Download our App : https://goo.gl/1b6LBg All Rights Reserved.
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Text Comments (6)
SHUVAM MAHATO (3 months ago)
Happy engineering day 💯💓 thank you sir
Edupedia World (3 months ago)
Hope you find this video helpful, Stay Tuned!
sandy mba (11 months ago)
Great and happy engineer's day on this special day
ASHISH YADAV (11 months ago)
sandeep kumar (11 months ago)
engineers day
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