Mahadeva Iyer Ganapati

Mahadeva Iyer Ganapati (known as M. Ganapati) (1903 - 1976)[1][2] was an Indian engineer who was well known for his accomplishments in national projects. The Rourkela Steel Plant in Orissa,[3] and many Railway projects including Churchgate railway station in Mumbai and Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) were completed under his leadership. The Indian government awarded him the inaugural Padma Bhushan in 1954. He was the president of the Institution of Engineers (India) for 1973-74.[4]

The main projects with which he was associated with are:

Awards and honours


  1. Institution of Engineers (India) (1976). Bulletin of the Institution of Engineers (India).
  2. India Who's Who, INFA Publications, 1973. p. 353
  3. The Corporate Story of SAIL by N. R. Srinivasan, Steel Authority of India Limited, 1990. p. 39 (Ganapati is spelled Ganapathy)
  4. List of Past Presidents of the Institution of Engineers (India)
  5. Sir Stanley Reed (1960). The Times of India Directory and Year Book Including Who's Who. Bennett, Coleman.
  6. 1 2 3 Railway Gazette, 103, p. 515, 1955
  7. Reference to paper by M. Ganapati in the Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India), p. 683, Bridge Engineering by Ponnuswamy, Tata McGraw Hill, 2008.
  8. photo of the plaque on the bridge showing M. Ganapathi's name as the Engineer-in-Charge
  9. Railway Gazette article by M. Ganapati, General Manager of the Western Railways (India)
  10. The Economics of Rail Transport by J. Johnson, 1963, Allied Publishers, p. 103, refers to two articles by M. Ganapati, General Manager of the Western Railways.
  11. "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2015.
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