Famous Indian Engineers

Engineering is considered as one of the toughest educational course world-wide and it is the engineers who apply the theories of science to solve practical problems. India has produced numerous engineers who did pioneering work in their field. The works of these famous engineers, like E. Sreedharan who is popularly known as the ‘Metro Man of India’, for his contribution to Indian metro or M. Visvesvaraya who made a significant contribution in the field of water supply and irrigation, benefitted numerous citizens of the country. Many engineers like Narayan Murthy and Nandan Nilekani decided to pool their expertise and the result was ‘Infosys’, a company reckoned globally. The aerospace engineers of the country were responsible for the success of India’s maiden Mars Mission ‘Chandrayan’. The legacy of several famous engineers is carried forward by the engineers of today who are not content with hefty paychecks but are ready to leave the comfort of their plush offices to contribute to the betterment of the society. Here we have made an effort to bring to you the biographies of some eminent Indian engineers. Explore to know more about their inspiring life stories and timelines. We have also presented some interesting fun facts and trivia related to these personalities.

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 1 M. Visvesvaraya

M. Visvesvaraya.
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Famous As: Civil Engineer
Birthdate: September 15, 1860
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Muddenahalli, Chikballapur, Kingdom of Mysore (now in Karnataka)
Died: April 14, 1962
Sir M. Visvesvaraya is remembered for his role in revolutionizing the flood-protection system in Hyderabad and worked as the chief engineer of the Krishna Raja Sagara dam near Mysore. He received the knighthood and the Bharat Ratna. His birthday is celebrated as Engineers' Day in India, Tanzania, and Sri Lanka.

 2 E. Sreedharan

E. Sreedharan.
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Famous As: Metro Man
Birthdate: June 12, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Palakkad, Kerala
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 3 N. R. Narayana Murthy

N. R. Narayana Murthy.
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Famous As: Founder of Infosys
Birthdate: August 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mysore

N. R. Narayana Murthy is an Indian businessman who is credited with co-founding one of the most popular and successful Indian multinational corporations, Infosys. While Fortune magazine named him as one of the 12 greatest entrepreneurs of our time, Time magazine called him the father of the Indian IT sector. Murthy serves as an inspiration to aspiring businessmen in India.

 4 Shiva Ayyadurai

Shiva Ayyadurai.
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Famous As: Inventor of Email
Birthdate: December 2, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tamil Nadu

Shiva Ayyadurai is an Indian-American engineer, scientist, and entrepreneur. He gained recognition after claiming to be the inventor of email, which is widely disputed even today. His claim is based on a software called EMAIL, which he wrote while studying at Livingston High School in the late-1970s. He is also known for his unfounded medical claims, including treatments for COVID-19.

 5 Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai.
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Famous As: CEO of Google Inc
Birthdate: July 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Sundar Pichai is the CEO of Google and its parent company Alphabet Inc. An alumnus of IIT, Stanford and Wharton, Pichai has come a long way, from innovating Google’s products such as Chrome, Google Drive and Google Apps to leading the software giant and being one of the most sought-after names in the tech industry.

 6 Nandan Nilekani

Nandan Nilekani.
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Famous As: Founder of Infosys
Birthdate: June 2, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bangalore

 7 Sonu Sood

Sonu Sood
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moga, Punjab, India
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 8 Satish Dhawan

Satish Dhawan
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Famous As: Aerospace engineer, Engineer
Birthdate: September 25, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Srinagar
Died: January 3, 2002

 9 Sabbir Khan

Sabbir Khan
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Birthdate: 0000 AD

 10 Raghunath Anant Mashelkar

Raghunath Anant Mashelkar
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Famous As: Engineer, Scientist
Birthdate: January 1, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Goa

Deeply connected with Indian innovation movement, Raghunath Anant Mashelkar is especially known for his contributions to transport phenomena. Throughout his career, he had held important positions, including the post of the Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. He also chaired many important national committees, investigating diverse issues like drug regulatory system and national auto fuel policy.

 11 Resul Pookutty

Resul Pookutty
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Famous As: Engineer, Audio engineer
Birthdate: May 30, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vilakkupara

 12 Anil Kakodkar

Anil Kakodkar
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: November 11, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Barwani

Anil Kakodkar is an Indian mechanical engineer and nuclear physicist who served as the director of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) from 1996 to 2000. He is one of the core members of the team which conducted Pokharan II nuclear tests. Over the course of his career, Kakodkar has received several prestigious awards, such as the Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan.

 13 Satyendra Dubey

Satyendra Dubey
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Birthdate: November 27, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: India
Died: November 27, 2003

 14 G. Madhavan Nair

G. Madhavan Nair
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Famous As: Aerospace engineer, Engineer
Birthdate: October 31, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kulasekaram

 15 Sabu Cyril

Sabu Cyril
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Famous As: Art director, Actor
Birthdate: January 27, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kerala

 16 Subramaniam Ramadorai

Subramaniam Ramadorai
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Famous As: engineer
Birthdate: October 6, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nagpur

 17 Anil Kumar Agarwal

Anil Kumar Agarwal
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Famous As: Environmentalist
Birthdate: November 23, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kanpur, India
Died: January 2, 2002

 18 Ardeshir Godrej

Ardeshir Godrej
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: March 26, 1868
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bharuch, Mumbai, India
Died: 1936 AD