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M. Visvesvaraya



Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya was born on September 15, 1860. He was an eminent engineer and statesman and played a key role in building of modern India. As an engineer, he achieved several marvellous feats. He devised a new irrigation system called the Block System. He devised steel doors to stop the wasteful flow of water in dams. He was the architect of the Krishnaraja Sagara dam in Mysore.
For the invaluable contribution to the nation, Sir M. Visvesvaraya was honoured with Bharat Ratna in 1955. The Government of India brought out a stamp in his honour, when he reached the age of 100. He passed away on April 14, 1962 at the age of 101.
 
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