Every year, September 15 is celebrated as Engineers’ Day to commemorate the birthday and the achievements of Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, former Diwan of Mysore.
Who was Visvesvaraya?
Born on September 15, 1860, M. Visvesvaraya is known as an Indian civil engineer and statesman. He also served as 9th Diwan of Mysore from 1912 to 1919. His birthday is celebrated as Engineer’s Day in India, Sri Lanka and Tanzania.
- Worked in different cities under British Rule
- Construction of Krishna Raja Sagara dam
- Designing a flood protection system for Hyderabad
- Protecting Visakhapatnam port from sea erosion
- Making The Mysore Soap Factor
- The State Bank of Mysore
- Mysore Chamber of Commerce
Awards and Recognitions
- Knighted as a Knight Commander of Order of Indian Empire (KCIE) by British in 1915
- Barat Ratna in 1955
Engineers’ Day is a way to celebrate the life and work of Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya. On September 15, people visit his memorial to pay their tributes.