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Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya: India’s first Civil Engineer, Statesman, and the 19th Diwan of Mysore.

Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya who is often referred to by his initials MV. He was India’s first Civil Engineer, Statesman, and the 19th Diwan of Mysore who served the position from 1912 to 1918. The birth anniversary of Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya on September 15 is celebrated as Engineers Day in India to honour and acknowledge his work for the development of the country. Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya was the Chief Engineer of Krishna Raja Sagara Dam in the North-West suburb of Mysore City. He also worked as the Chief engineer of the flood protection system for Hyderabad.

Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya was born in a Tamil Brahmin family.

Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya was born in a Tamil Brahmin family. His ancestors hailed from the Mokshagundam Village in Madras State (present-day Andhra Pradesh) and had migrated here around 300 years prior to Visvesvaraya’s birth. He was born in the Muddenahalli of Mysore Kingdom and studied at the College of Engineering, Pune, and graduated as an Engineer. Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya took a job as an assistant engineer in the Public World Department of Bombay and later was also invited to join the Indian Irrigation System. At the time of his service with the Government of Mysore State, Visvesvaraya was responsible for the founding of Mysore Soap Factory; Mysore Iron and Steel Works Parasitoid Laboratory, and the State Bank of Mysore, among others.

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