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15 September: Engineer's Day


In India, Engineer’s Day is observed on September 15 to honour Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya - the first Civil Engineer in India. He was also the 19th Diwan of Mysore.

  • Along with India, Visvesvaraya’s great works are also celebrated in Sri Lanka and Tanzania on September 15 as Engineer’s day.
  • His books, “Reconstructing India” and “Planned Economy of India” were published in 1920 and 1934, respectively. He was awarded knight in 1915 while serving as the Diwan of Mysore, and received Bharat Ratna in 1955.