Jul 27, 2018

Biography of M. Visvesvaraya and Essay for class 7

M. Visvesvaraya or Sir MV as he was popularly called was born in the Kingdom of Mysore, British India, which is now known as Karnataka.

He was born on 15th September 1861 and died on 12th April 1962 at the age of 100 years old. He lived a very fulfilling life. He was an Indian scholar, engineer, statesman and also the 19th Diwan of the Mysore Kingdom. He served in office from 1912 to 1918. In 1955, he also received the highest honor in India, the Bharat Ratna. King George V also knighted him as one of the Knight Commanders of the British Indian Empire or KCIE for all his exceptional contributions to the public.

 M. Visvesvaraya

India celebrates Engineer’s Day on 15th September every year in his memory. He is held at a very high pedestal and is given high regard, thanks to his contributions in the British India era and is also known as a pre-eminent Indian Engineer. He is also very popular for being the chief engineer who was single-handedly responsible for constructing the Krishna Raja Sagara dam that can be found in the Mandya district. He was also the chief engineer responsible for the flood protection system of Hyderabad.

Essay On Visvesvaraya for Class 6


Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya or M. Visvesvaraya as he was popularly called was one of the most eminent engineers that have ever been seen in India. He was a man of discipline and high morals & principles. Not just that but he was also an engineer par excellence who lived a very fulfilling life and lived for 100 long years. He was the chief architect behind the building of the Krishna Raja Sagara dam in Mandya. As a result of this great construction and engineering feat, the surrounding barren lands around the dam were converted into fertile grounds to initiate farming. He believed in high thinking and simple living, thanks to his idealistic thoughts and beliefs. His father was a very eminent Sanskrit scholar. He knew how important it was to provide quality education and knowledge to his son. Even though Visvesvaraya’s parents weren’t financially wealthy, as a child, Sir MV was exposed to a traditional home and the richness of culture that few children experience. His father died when he was barely a teenager. This struck the family hard. It was hard for him to move on in life after the death of his father. He was poverty-stricken as a student and tutored small kids to earn his livelihood. With sheer dedication and hard work, he went on to become an engineer and led several successful projects. He was also awarded several honors for his relentless contributions to India.

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