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On Engineers' Day, Know the pioneering contributions of legendary Indian engineers

National Engineers' Day in India honors Sir M. Visvesvaraya, a pioneer. Celebrating engineers like Dr. Kalam, Sundar Pichai, and E. Sreedharan's contributions and the changing engineering landscape.

Soumya Prakash Pradhan
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On Engineers' Day, Know the pioneering contributions of legendary Indian engineers

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National Engineers' Day is a day celebrated on September 15th in India. It is a special day to remember and honour the great work of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, who was a famous Indian engineer and leader. 

Visvesvaraya was born on September 15, 1861, and he's known as one of India's best engineers and someone who did amazing things in the world of engineering and technology.

Engineers play a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth functioning of our society, particularly in the realm of technology and engineering. Their innovations have significantly impacted our daily lives, from household appliances to the construction of essential infrastructure, and tools that simplify our tasks and make them more convenient.

This year's theme for National Engineers' Day in 2023 is "Engineering for a Sustainable Future." So, on this Engineers’ Day, let's take a closer look at six legendary Indian engineers who have left an indelible mark on the world of engineering:

Sir M. Visvesvaraya: 

Renowned for planning flood safety structures in Hyderabad and safeguarding Visakhapatnam port. His work included constructing Asia's largest reservoir. He remains an iconic nation-builder and received Bharat Ratna in 1955.

Dr. Abdul Kalam: 

A brilliant scientist and the people's President, he contributed significantly to India's technological advancements, especially in space research. He received Bharat Ratna in 1997.

Satish Dhawan: 

Known as the father of Experimental Fluid Dynamics Research, he was a prominent aerospace engineer who played a crucial role in India's space program.

Sundar Pichai: 

As CEO of Google and Alphabet Inc., he has shaped the future of technology, particularly in artificial intelligence and cloud computing. He holds a degree in metallurgical engineering from IIT Kharagpur.

E. Sreedharan: 

Revered as the ‘Metro Man’ of India, he revolutionised public transportation, notably through the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. He received Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan.

Sam Pitroda: 

Known as the Father of India's Computer and IT Revolution, he significantly contributed to modernising technology in India.

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