The nation today celebrates Engineer’s Day which marks the 156th Birth anniversary of Sri Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya who was known as one of the greatest engineers of India. He was a great person behind many iconic construction of India. This year will mark the 49th anniversary of the Engineers Day in India. This day is considered as a significant occasion taking into account the fact that India produces over 20 lakh engineers in a year. Sri Visvesvarayya was a renowned engineer who was better recognized for his mastermind that too in harnessing water resources. He was appreciated for his various projects like several river dams, bridges and revolutionized the irrigation system in India and also implementing irrigation and drinking water system.
Sri Visvesvarayya was born on September 15, 1861 and completed his BA with distinction from Central College of Bangalore and Civil Engineering from College of Engineering, Pune. He began his career in a Public Works Department as an Engineer and completed several projects related to the maintenance of public buildings, road constructions and also laid down different development plan in several important towns. He is always remembered as a chief engineer who constructed the Krishna Raja Sagara Dam in Madhya district and wa also a scholar, Diwan and a statesman of princely state of Mysore for seven years that too from 1912 to 1919. He was also awarded with Bharat Ratna in the year 1955.