|Bharat Ratna Sir M. Visvesvaraya|
Sir was a notable Indian engineer, scholar, and statesman born at Muddenahalli, near Kanivenarayanapura, in present day Chikballapur District of Karnataka State.
He is a recipient of the Indian Republic's highest honor, the Bharat Ratna, in 1955.Every year, 15 September is celebrated as the Engineer's Day in India in his memory
Mokshagundam Visvesvaraiah, KCIE, (Kannada: ಮೋಕ್ಷಗುಂಡಂ ವಿಶ್ವೇಶ್ವರಯ್ಯ), (popularly known as Sir MV; 15 September 1860 – 14 April 1962) was a notable Indian engineer, scholar, statesman and the Diwan of Mysore during 1912 to 1918. He was a recipient of the Indian Republic's highest honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1955. He was knighted as a Commander of the British Indian Empire by King George V for his myriad contributions to the public good. Every year, 15 September is celebrated as Engineer's Day in India in his memory. He is held in high regard pre-eminent engineer of India. He was the chief designer of the flood protection system for the city of Hyderabad, as well as the chief engineer responsible for the construction of the Krishna Raja Sagara dam in Mysore.
Career In BriefJoined 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; P. W. and Railway Department; Dewan of Mysore, 1913.