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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