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M. Visvesvaraya

1861 - 1962

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Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya (15 September 1861 – 12/14 April 1962), also referred to by his initials, MV, was an Indian civil engineer, administrator, and statesman, who served as the 19th Diwan of Mysore from 1912 to 1918.Visvesvaraya is regarded in India as one of the foremost civil engineers whose birthday, 15 September, is celebrated every year as Engineer’s Day in India, Sri Lanka, and Tanzania. He is also often regarded as “the father of modern Mysore [Kingdom]”. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of M. Visvesvaraya has received more than 3,723,435 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). M. Visvesvaraya is the 5,260th most popular politician (up from 9,203rd in 2019), the 162nd most popular biography from India (up from 292nd in 2019) and the 52nd most popular Indian Politician.

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Among politicians, M. Visvesvaraya ranks 5,260 out of 15,577Before him are Stephen II, Duke of Bavaria, Arthur Drewry, Minoru Genda, Wolfram Sievers, Zhu Yousong, and Archduke Wilhelm of Austria. After him are Ragnvald Knaphövde, Jan Janszoon, Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado, Tardu, António Ramalho Eanes, and Ghiyas ud din Balban.

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Among people born in 1861, M. Visvesvaraya ranks 39Before him are Solomon R. Guggenheim, Pierre Duhem, Nikolay Zelinsky, Luigi Facta, Infanta Marie Anne of Portugal, and William C. Durant. After him are John William Godward, Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, Michel Verne, Walter Simons, Motilal Nehru, and Santiago Rusiñol. Among people deceased in 1962, M. Visvesvaraya ranks 46Before him are André Lhote, Ivan Meštrović, Maximilian, Duke of Hohenberg, Dušan Simović, Aleksei Antonov, and Gianna Beretta Molla. After him are Princess Helen of Serbia, Natalia Sedova, Thomas Mitchell, Leonardo De Lorenzo, Lei Feng, and Frank Borzage.

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Among people born in India, M. Visvesvaraya ranks 162 out of 1,493Before him are Dhyan Chand (1905), Nizam-ul-Mulk, Asaf Jah I (1671), Jayadeva (1170), Sambhaji (1657), Subramania Bharati (1882), and Bahadur Shah I (1643). After him are Anna Leonowens (1831), Sai Baba of Shirdi (1835), Krishnadevaraya (1471), Birsa Munda (1875), Vikramaditya (-102), and Siraj ud-Daulah (1733).


Among politicians born in India, M. Visvesvaraya ranks 52Before him are Green Boots (null), Lala Lajpat Rai (1865), Dhyan Chand (1905), Nizam-ul-Mulk, Asaf Jah I (1671), Sambhaji (1657), and Bahadur Shah I (1643). After him are Krishnadevaraya (1471), Birsa Munda (1875), Vikramaditya (-102), Siraj ud-Daulah (1733), Morarji Desai (1896), and Pushyamitra Shunga (-300).