Bharata Ratna Sir.M. Visvesvaraya
|“Remember, Your work may be only to sweep a railway crossing, but it is your duty to keep it so clean that no other crossing in the world is as clean as yours”.|
The obsession for perfection and excellence, which is clearly reflected in the above quote, is none other than that of the matchless dreamer, achiever, the great Sir M. Visvesvaraya.Any endeavour that he embarked on, he executed with a great degree of perfection.
An engineer by profession and a genius, Sir MV as he was affectionately and respectfully addressed, was the architect of the Krishnarajasagara dam - or KRS or Brindavan gardens- which has amazed and enchanted thousands of people from all countries. One of the biggest dams in India which irrigates a hundred and twenty thousand acres of land.. The Bhadravati Iron and Steel Works, the Mysore sandal Oil Factory and the Mysore soap factory, Mysore University, the State Bank of Mysore (it was first named The Bank of Mysore) - all these were the gifts of one man, Sir MV - and he gave these to his country, when it was still not free. Bharata Ratna(The gem of India), the highest honour for a citizen of India was conferred on him.
Sir MV, a great philanthropist, a fearless patriot and a soul of great conviction died at the ripe old age of 101.His famous words were “Industrialise or perish”.He was one of the makers of Modern India. Every one of his creations was mighty and magnificent but the man himself was far mightier and more magnificent. We, at State Bank of Mysore, join the country in saluting the noble and great soul, Sir MV.
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