The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Visvesvaraya, Sir Mokshagundam
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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.