Recently Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Sri Madhusudan Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research at Chikkaballapur.
Chikkaballapur also comes lauded as a place where Sir M Visvesvaraya was born on September 15 in 1861. Sir Visvesvaraya is known for making innovations and developijng new engineering projects for the farmers and the general populace.
Full name of M Visvesvaraya is Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya who is considered as nation builder. ,
Every year, September 15 is celebrated as Engineer’s Day in the country in recognition of his contribution towards nation building.
On his birthday, September 15, Engineers’ Day is celebrated.
Sir M Visvesvaraya served as the 19th Diwan of Mysore from 1912 to 1918. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, in 1955.
He designed and constructed several dams in India, including famed the Krishna Raja Sagara dam near Mandya. He earned a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree from the University of Madras. He later studied at the College of Engineering, Pune.
Visvesvaraya played a pivotal role in the development of the earstwhile Kingdom of Mysore (in present-day Chikkaballapura district state of Mysore), Mysore Iron & Steel Works in Bhadravathi,
Facts about Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya
- Sir M Visvesvaraya was born on September 15 in 1861.
- From 1912 to 1918, M. Visvesvaraya was appointed as the Diwan of Mysore.
- September 15 is celebrated as Engineer’s Day in India to commemorate his contribution towards nation building.
- He was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, in 1955.