Distinguished Architect Charles Correa Bids Adieu To The World. Here’s A Glimpse Of What He Created

India's most distinguished architect, Charles Correa, passed away in Mumbai, after brief illness on Tuesday, June 16, at the age of 84. One of the tallest figures in architecture and urban planning, Correa is the recipient of several national and international awards including India's second highest civilian award, Padma Vibhushan in 2006.

Born in Secunderabad on September 1, 1930, Correa studied at St Xavier's College in Mumbai before going to the University of Michigan and the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Correa taught at several universities in India and abroad and received awards including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, the Praemium Imperiale of Japan and the Royal Gold Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), which billed him as 'India's greatest architect'. He founded the Urban Design Research Institute in Mumbai in 1984. The Institute is dedicated to protecting the environment and improving urban communities. He has played a significant role in the development of low cost housing in urban areas across the nation.  
Have a look at some of his most iconic constructions which have immortalised his name in India and abroad:
Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh | Source: Click Bhopal

Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Ahmedabad, Gujarat | Source: Maripo

Vidhan Bhawan, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh | Source: Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha

National Handicrafts & Handlooms Museum, New Delhi| Source: National Crafts Museum

Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, Rajasthan | Source: Flickr

Permanent Mission of India at the United Nations, New York, United States | Source: Alalam

Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Lisbon, Portugal |  Source : Wikimedia

British Council, New Delhi | Source: E-Architect

Kala Academy, Panaji, Goa | Source: Arkistudents Corner

An aerial picture of Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra which was designed by Correa | Source: The Hindu

An file photo showing a low cost housing complex | Source: E-Architect

His magnificent body of work leaves behind a legacy for all the architects across the world. 

(With inputs from PTI)

Feature image source : BD Online

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