Added on : 2019-09-15 10:22:16
September 15 is celebrated as Engineer's Day in India, Sri Lanka and Tanzania in memory of Bharat Ratna recipient and engineering pioneer of India Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, popularly known as Sir MV. A civil engineer and statesman, Mr Visvesvaraya was born on this day in 1861 in Muddenahalli village (in present day Karnataka).
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter today to pay his tribute to "exemplary engineer" Sir M Visvesvaraya on his birth anniversary and said "engineers are synonymous with diligence and determination."
Sir MV was awarded nation's highest honour, Bharat Ratna, in 1955. He was the chief engineer responsible for the construction of Krishna Raja Sagara dam in North-West suburb of Mysuru city and chief engineer of flood protection system for the city of Hyderabad. He was also awarded several honorary degrees from eight universities in India.