Sept. 16, 2020

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted engineers on Engineers' Day .


  • Visvesvaraya (1861 – 1962) was an Indian engineer, scholar, statesman.

  • He was the chief engineer responsible for the construction of the Krishna Raja Sagara dam in Mandya district. He was also the chief designer of the flood protection system for the city of Hyderabad.

  • He also served as the Diwan of Mysore from 1912 to 1918. It was during his period as Dewan that the Mysore Soap Factory (which makes the iconic Mysore sandal soap), the Bangalore Agricultural University, the Bank of Mysore and the Bangalore Press were set up.

  • He penned his autobiography, Memoirs of my Working Life, in 1951.

  • “Industrialise or Perish” was Visvesvaraya’s mantra.

Source : PIB