Google doodle marks engineer M Visvesvaraya's 157th birth anniversary

NEW DELHI: Google on Saturday dedicated a doodle to M Visvesvaraya, popularly known as Father of Engineers in India, on his 157th birth anniversary.

Every year, the country marks September 15 as Engineer's Day in commemoration of M Visvesvaraya, popularly known as Sir MV.

Visvesvaraya's name is listed among the greatest engineers of the world and he is credited with constructing several engineering marvels in the country.

Also known as Father of Engineers in India, he is known for the construction of Krishna Raja Sagara dam in Mandya district of Karnataka. He is also the brain behind the flood protection system for the city of Hyderabad. In 1909, the city of Hyderabad was in danger of getting flooded. Sir MV was appointed as Special Consultant Engineer to make the city flood proof.

He was awarded India's highest honour, Bharat Ratna in 1955; King George V knighted him as a Knight Commander of the British India Empire (KCIE) for his contributions to the public good.

In 1917, he founded the government engineering college in Bengaluru. The college was later renamed as Visvesvaraya College of Engineering in his honour.
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