September 15 is celebrated every year in India as Engineer’s Day to honour the birthday of the legendary engineer Sir M. Visvesvaraya (1861-1962). The Engineering Community across India celebrates Engineers Day on 15 September every year to pay tribute to the greatest Indian Engineer Bharat Ratna Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya. the theme of Engineers Day 2017 is “Role of Engineers in a devolping India”
Mokshagundam Vishweshvaraya was born on 15 September 1861 into a telugu speaking Brahmin family belonging to the Mulukanadu subcaste and the Smartha sect.
He designed and patented a system of automatic weir water floodgates which was first installed in 1903 at the Khadakvasla reservoir near Pune
He was called for emergency during the times of flood in Hydreabad and he properly redesign the controlling system for Musi and Isa river and completed it in time.
He was called “Father of Modern Mysore State” .During his service with the government of Mysore State, he was responsible for founding of Mysore Soap Factory, Parasitoid Laboratory, Mysore Iron & Steel Works
The Visvesvaraya National Memorial Trust manages a memorial of Visvesvaraya at his birthplace Muddenahalli. The memorial exhibits his awards, titles and personal belongings, including his living room, spectacles, books and a block with which his visiting cards were printed
He has written a book Memoirs of My Working Life, describing about his engagements since his first job till 1950’s. It depicts his vision about each and everything he got involved. It gives a clear picture what he was and what he thought. A visionary is unveiled