Today i.e. on 15 September, Engineers Day is celebrated in the country. It is celebrated in memory of the country’s greatest engineer M. Visvesvaraya. He was a civil engineer and awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1955 for his outstanding work for the country. M. Visvesvaraya was the chief engineer for the construction of the Krishna Raja Sagar Dam on the Kavery River in Mysore, which at that time was built as the largest reservoir in Asia. He was also the Chief Engineer of the flood protection system in Hyderabad and was instrumental in developing a system to protect the Visakhapatnam port from sea erosion.