Master Architect B.V. Doshi Passes Away at 95

Doshi's designs are seen in some of the most iconic buildings in India. He has won the top honours in his field.

New Delhi: Master architect Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi died in Ahmedabad on Tuesday, January 24. He was 95.

Doshi’s architecture is seen in some of the most iconic buildings in India, including the Indian Institutes of Management in Bengaluru and Udaipur, the National Institute of Fashion Technology in Delhi, along with the Amdavad ni Gufa underground gallery , the Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology, the Tagore Memorial Hall, Institute of Indology and Premabhai Hall, and the private residence Kamala House – all in Ahmedabad.

His designs for the Aranya Low Cost Housing project in Indore were awarded the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.

As tributes poured in on social media, many wrote that he would be considered as India’s greatest architect.

In 2018, Doshi became the first Indian architect to receive architecture’s highest honour – the Pritzker Prize.

Doshi’s style is influenced by 20th-century architecture’s legends Le Corbusier and Louis Khan.

“My works are an extension of my life, philosophy and dreams trying to create treasury of the architectural spirit,” Doshi had said after receiving the 2018 prize.

In 2022, he was awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects’ Royal Gold Medal. He has also received the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan.