Well Today is Engineers Day as we all known that Engineers day is celebrated on birth date of one of our famous engineer Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya but did we known anything about his Personal life, Carreer,and his contribution in development of india because as we known that nothing is possible without Science. Your Management, Economy, law and order everything will go in vain if you don’t have developed science. and engineering ( considered as a backbone of Economy) is applied branch of science.
So today on this day we are here to tell u about him.
- He was born on 15 september 1861 into Telgu Brahmin family in Muddenahalli village in Mysore (karnataka)
- His father Mokshagundam Srinivasa Sastry was a school teacher, sanskrit scholar and his mother Venkatalakshamma was a housewife. But unfortunately he lost his father at age of 15.
- He always love to be in indian attire and his love towards literature is immortal that’s why he developed kannada Parishad to develop Kannada literature , A\q to him one has to Work well, Earn well, and Live well.
- He used to take tuitions during his school times due to economical problem in family and in 1881 from Central College of Bangalore he Completes his degree in Arts before that he did his Primary and High school from Chickballapur and Banglore respectively.
- After that he enrolled himself in college of engineering Pune from there he received LCE(LICENTIATE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING) ) equivalent to DCE (DIPLOMA IN CIVIL ENGINEERING).
- His first job was in PWD of bombay and after that he works in Indian Irrigation Commission and is this he implemented an extremely intricate system of irrigation in Deccan Area.
- Further he designed & patented the system of automatic weir water floodgates in 1903 at Khadakvasla reservoir near Pune, after that same gates were intalled at Tigra dam in Gwalior and Krishna Raja Dam in Mysore.
- After that government sent him to Aden ( capital of Yemen ) to study water and drainage system, his project got proper implementation in Aden.
- He got very famous when he designed a flood protection system for Hyderabad, his famous supervised contribution is in Krishna Raja Sagara Dam in Kaveri RIver (one of biggest reservoir in asia when it was built) and Mokama bridge over great Ganga in Bihar when he was 90 years old.
He designed & planned entire area of Jayaranagar in south Banglore in 1959.
- He also called as FATHER OF MODERN MYSORE STATE because he encouraged private investment in inustry during his tennure as diwan of mysore (7 years) in 1912 and he also established Banglore press and Bank of MYSORE.
- With the support of Krishna Raja Wadeyar IV Maharaja he developed mysore as modern city, He also worked for Nizam of Hyderabad
- After retirement in 1908 he took various foreign tours to study industralised and developed nations like Russia, Britain, America.
- His major role in Foundation of Government Enginnering college at Banglore in 1917 (1st engineering institute in india) later named University Visvesvaraya college of Engineering.
- After Independence he was awarded with the nation’s highest honour ‘THE BHARAT RATNA’ in 1955.
- And After living 100 years of marvelous life he died in 1961.
- Joined service as Assistant Engineer in Bombay, 1885; served in Nasik, Khandesh and Pune.
- Services lent to Municipality of Sukkur in Sind, 1894: designed and carried out water works of Municipality
- Executive Engineer, Surat, 1896;
Assistant Superintending Engineer, Pune, 1897–99; visited China and Japan, 1898
Executive Engineer for Irrigation, Pune, 1899
- Sanitary Engineer, Bombay, member, Sanitary Board, 1901; gave evidence before Indian Irrigation Commission
- Designed and constructed automatic gates patented by him at Lake Fife Storage Reservoir; introduced new system of irrigation known as the “Block System”, 1903; represented Bombay Government at the Simla Irrigation Commission, 1904; on special duty, 1905.
- Superintending Engineer, 1907; visited Egypt, Canada, United States, Russia, 1908
Services lent as Consulting Engineer to Hyderabad/Nizam State, to supervise and carry out engineering works in connection with Musi river; Hyderabad floods of year 1909.
- Retired from British Service, 1909
Chief Engineer and Secretary to the Government of Mysore, 1909
Dewan of Mysore, PWD and Railway, 1913
Board of Directors of Tata Steel, 1927–1955.