Kingdom of Mysore

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Comment by Sujiraghu on October 8th, 2016 at 6:30 am

The notations on Diwan Mirza Ismail have some errors. The article says he founded Brindavan Gardens, which is untrue. Mirza Ismail was made Diwan in 1926, but the Brindavan Gardens was founded in 1924, 2 years before he became Diwan. The attribution of Brindavan Gardens goes to Sir M Visveshwaraya, the previous Diwan.The Kaveri High canal was also built by Sir Visveshwaraya and not Mirza Ismail as claimed.

Also the contributions of Sir Visveshwaraya are understated. Need to include the following cited from Wikipedia

He was called the “Father of modern Mysore state” (now Karnataka): During his service with the government of Mysore state, he was responsible for the founding of (under the patronage of the Mysore government) the Mysore Soap Factory, the Parasitoid Laboratory, the Mysore Iron & Steel Works (now known as Visvesvaraya Iron and Steel Limited) in Bhadravathi, the Sri Jayachamarajendra Polytechnic Institute, the Bangalore Agricultural University, the State Bank of Mysore, The Century Club, Mysore Chambers of Commerce, University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore and numerous other industrial ventures. He encouraged private investment in the industry during his tenure as Diwan of Mysore. He was instrumental in charting out the plan for road construction between Tirumala and Tirupati. He was known for sincerity, time management and dedication to a cause. The Bangalore Press and the Mysore Bank were established during his tenure. A very important part of his nature was his love for his mother tongue, Kannada. He set up the Kannada Parishat for the upliftment of Kannada. He wanted seminars for Kannada lovers to be instituted and conducted in Kannada itself.[3]

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on October 20th, 2016 at 4:48 pm

Thank you, Sujiraghu, for your feedback. There seems to be some confusion about the founding of Brindavan Gardens, with credit given variously to Sir M. Visveshwaraya and Mirza Ismail. The article will be revised to give appropriate credit. Thank you again for taking the time to help make New World Encyclopedia a valuable information resource.

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