INDIAN BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY, 1915.
Visvesvaraya, Sir Mokshagundam, K.C.I.E. (1915); C.I.E. (1911), B.A., L.C.E., M.I.C.E., C.I.E., (1915), Dewan, Mysore State; b. 1861; educ: at Chickballapur and at the Central College, Bangalore; B.A. (Madras), 1881; studied in the College of Science, Poona, and won the James Berkley Prize; L.C.E. (Bombay), 1883; joined service as Assistant Engineer in Bombay, 1884; served in Nasik, Khandesh and Poona; services lent to Municipality of Sukkur in Sind, 1894: designed and carried out the water works of that Municipality, 1895; Executive Engineer, Surat, 1896; Assistant Superintending Engineer, Poona, 1897-99; visited China and Japan, 1898; Executive Engineer for Irrigation, Poona, 1899; Sanitary Engineer, Bombay, and Member, Sanitary Board, 1901; gave evidence before the Indian Irrigation Commission, 1901; designed and constructed Automatic Gates patented by him at Lake Fife Storage Reservoir; introduced a new system of irrigation known as the “Block System”, 1903; represented the Bombay Government at the Simla Irrigation Commission, 1904; on special duty, 1905; Superintending Engineer, 1907; visited Egypt, Canada, United States of America and Russia, 1908; services lent as Special Consulting Engineer, Hyderabad, to supervise and carry out Engineering works in connection with the Musi floods, 1909; retired from British service, 1909; Chief Engineer and Secretary to the Government of Mysore, 1909; P.W. and Railway Department; Dewan of Mysore, 1913. Holds K-I-H medal. Address: “Ballabroohie”, Bangalore. Mysore State.
Vizianagram, Raja of; Raja Sri Pusapati Viziarama Ganapathi Raj Manne Sultan Bahadur; a.s. of late Maharaja Ananda Gajapathi; b. 1883; succeeded, 1887; educ: in English and Sanskrit; m. d. of Thakur Jawahar Singh of Basaidit; owns property in the districts of Benares and Ghazipur; has an annual income of over 35 lakhs; Member, Madras Legislative Council, 1910-13. Address: Vizianagaram, Vizagapatam District; Ootacamund, Benares and Calcutta.
Wace, Major-General Richard, C.B., (1897); Ordnance Department (retired); s. of Rev. R. H. Wace; b. 1843; educ; Marlborough College; joined Army in the Royal Artillery, 1864; present in the Afghan War, 1878-80; became Brevet-Major, 1879; Director-General of Ordnance. India, 1897-1902; Ordnance Consulting Officer, India, 1902-04; Major-General, 1902; retired, 1904:; m. Gertrude Mary, d. late Major Candy. 1875. Address: Dale Hill, Ticehurst, Sussex.
Wacha, Dinshaw Edulji, Bombay; b. 1844; educ: Elphinstone College; joined his father in business at an early age; after a short time, joined the Bank of Bombay; then joined the firm of Messrs. Brady and Wilson, Public Accountants, Bombay, and was of considerable help in the winding up of a large number of banks, etc. which collapsed owing to the American War of 1861-65; joined the Cotton Industry, 1875; Managing Agent of the Morarji Gokuldoss and Sholapur Mills; Member, Bombay