Renowned architect Dr. B.V. Doshi passed away
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Noted architect and Padma Bhushan awardee Balkrishna Doshi passed away at the age of 95.
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Regarded as the foremost architect of modern India, Doshi was born on 26 August 1927 in Pune.
Doshi has the distinction of having worked with stalwarts in the field such as Corbusier and Louis Kahn.
Doshi's major projects include CEPT University and Kanoria Kala Kendra in Ahmedabad, Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore and 'Aranya Low Cost Housing', a township for low and middle income families in Indore.
Doshi was awarded the prestigious Aga Khan Award in the year 1995 for the architecture of 'Aranya Low Cost Housing' township.
He was awarded the most prestigious award in the field of architecture "Pritzker" in the year 2018. He was the first Indian to receive this honour.
Doshi was also awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award in the year 2020.
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