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Freedom Fighter : Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya | Study Notes

Posted on : June 6th 2019, 1:58 am

Freedom Fighter : Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya

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Freedom Fighter : Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya

  • Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya was born on 15 September 1861 in a Brahmin family,to Mokshagundam Srinivasa Shastry and Venkatalakshmamma in Muddenahalli village, Chickballapur District, Mysore State.
  • In India,15 September is celebrated as Engineer's Day in his memory.
  • He was an Indian engineer, scholar, Statesman and also served as the Diwan of Mysore for six years.
  • He was the chief engineer responsible for the construction of the Krishna Raja Sagar dam on the Kaveri River.
  • He designed and patented a system of automatic weir water floodgates that were first installed in 1903 at the Khadakvasla Reservoir near Poona.
  • He was called as the "Father of modern Mysore State".
  • He was awarded the nation's highest honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1955.