Charles Correa

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Charles Correa
Charles Correa.jpg
Born (1930-09-01)1 September 1930
Secunderabad, India
Died 16 June 2015(2015-06-16) (aged 84)
Mumbai, India
Nationality Indian
Alma mater University of Michigan
Occupation Architect
Awards Padma Shri, Padma Vibhushan
Buildings Jawahar Kala Kendra, National Crafts Museum, Bharat Bhavan,

Charles Correa (1 September 1930 – 16 June 2015) was an Indian architect, urban planner and activist. He is known for the creation of modern architecture in post-Independence India.[1]

He had been awarded the Padma Shri in 1972, and second highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan in 2006, given by Government of India. He was also awarded the 1984 Royal Gold Medal for architecture, by the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Correa died at his home in Mumbai after a brief illness at the age of 84.[2]

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  1. An Architecture of Independence: The Making of Modern South Asia University of Pennsylvania.
  2. Malhotra, Aditi (June 17, 2015). "India's 'Greatest Architect,' Charles Correa, Dies". Wall Street Journal.

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