Er. S. G. Balekundri

Shivappa Gurubasappa Balekundri(born May 5, 1922, Belagavi was an Irrigation expert from Karnataka. He was the chief engineer and architect of the Alamatti dam. He is best remembered today as Second Visveswarayya. The Karnataka government has honoured him by instituting an award for engineering excellence in his name. A statue was also erected in 2006 at Alamatti in Balekundri’s honour. and a road has been named after him in the state capital Bengaluru.