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Shivanasamudra is where Asia’s first major hydroelectric power plant began operations from on September 26, 1908. The then-king of Mysore, Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar, ushered the electrical era in style by switching on the power from his throne room in
Jagan Mohana Palace.
He then turned to commend K. Sheshadri Iyer, the Dewan of Mysore, whose vision and tireless efforts had resulted in the state harnessing power from the flow of river at Shivanasamudra. This is just one of the many achievements of the man regarded by most at
the ‘Maker of Modern Bangalore.’

Well, this article is all about K Seshadri Iyer’s vision, efforts, and the achievements of this brilliant man.

Sir Kumarapuram Seshadri Iyer served as the Dewan of Mysore. K Seshadri Iyer was the second Dewan of Mysore state and was also its
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