Saturday, 18 September 2010

QR – Cure – Quizzing Realms – 134

A straight one after the last one, which was apparently too convoluted for you folks.

Identify this gentleman, and give me his claim to fame in India.


Mind you, this is one of the rarer photographs of the gentleman.

Happy quizzing, and have a nice life, folks!

PS: Two more articles will be uploaded on my other blog, and I am finding it really difficult to believe that you people have really NOTHING to say about what I write!


Sorry zeeshan and Rajiv. Srikanth, Shivajyoti and ishan got this one correct.

This is Mokshagundam Visveswarayya. for a list of things he has achieved, look at Srikanth’s post.

As for his claim to fame, it is this: His birthday is celebrated as Engineers’ Day in India.


  1. Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya
    claim to fame:
    * He implemented an extremely intricate system of irrigation in the Deccan area
    * Patented a system of automatic weir water floodgate
    * designed a flood protection system for the city of Hyderabad from floods
    * developing a system to protect Vishakapatnam port from sea erosion.

  2. Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya ...a very notable engineer....born on 15 september celebrated as engineer day...

  3. M. Visvesvaraya

    The first Indian engineer. Engineers Day is celebrated on his birthday, 15th September.

  4. Ok. I knew about him but never saw his pic. The Regional Engineering College in Nagpur is also named after him.


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