India’s ‘Greatest Architect, Charles Correa dies at 84

Charles Correa, the face of modern architecture in India, passed away here last night after a brief illness. He was 84.

The last rites will be performed here tomorrow, family sources told PTI.

Mr Correa assumed a characterizing part in creating building design of post-Independence India and has planned the absolute most extraordinary structures. He was the man behind the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial in Ahmedabad and Madhya Pradesh Assembly fabricating.

In the 1970s, he was the boss draftsman of Navi Mumbai, the new city that surfaced over the harbor from Mumbai, and was later designated the first director of the National Commission on Urbanization. Mr Correa is likewise known for spearheading chip away at low-pay lodging.

He won a few national and worldwide recompenses and was a specialist in urban arranging and moderate lodging. He was respected with the Padma Shri in 1972 and Padma Vibhushan, the second most astounding regular citizen honor, in 2006.

Born in Secunderabad on September 1, 1930, Mr Correa studied at St Xavier’s College in Mumbai before going to the University of Michigan and the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

He founded the Urban Design Research Institute in Mumbai in 1984. The Institute is dedicated to protecting the environment and improving urban communities

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