Sunder Das Khungar

Sunder Das Khungar was an Indian civil servant, civil engineer and the general manager of the Bhakra Dam project.[1] It was his proposal that the dam, originally built for irrigation, to be utilized for power generation by incorporating five hydro electric generation units.[2] He headed the commission set up by the Ministry of Irrigation and Power in 1960 to look into the water management operations of the Damodar Valley Corporation.[3] The Government of India awarded him the third highest civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan, in 1955, for his contributions to civil service.[4]

Sunder Das Khungar
Occupation(s)Civil engineer
Civil servant
Known forBhakra Dam
Khungar Commission
AwardsPadma Bhushan

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Traverse City Record". 2016. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Boon for parched lands". The Tribune. 20 October 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  3. ^ Marcus F. Franda (8 December 2015). West Bengal and the Federalizing Process in India. Princeton University Press. pp. 125–. ISBN 978-1-4008-7525-2.
  4. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2016.