Jose John February 23, 2016 No Comments
A GREAT SCIENTIST — VISVESVARAYA Some people are born great. On some greatness is thrust. But the real great are those who achieve greatness by hard work, by using their mind for creative positive thinking or by serving the nation. One hardly knew that Mokshagundam Visveswaraya, born at Muddenhalli in Mysore State in the family of an ordinary Ayurveda Physician would one day be the pride not simply of the South but of the whole nation. He was not born great, nor was greatness thrust upon him. Born on September 15, 1861 he lost his father when he was only fourteen. He rose from strength to strength to be the sixth Bharat Ratna in 1955. He is one of the twenty six bright stars on the national horizon, rather one of the six dazzling suns who received the highest national award not for being political figures but for devoting their lives to the constructive works-the pillars on which the nation stands. The bright chap graduated from Central College, Bangalore staying with his uncle but meeting his expenses through tuitions. He was so bright that the Principal would ask him to teach Mathematics to the students in the class. With all this labour, walking 15 kilometers a day Visveswaraya secured...
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