‘Navi Mumbai’ Creator Charles Correa Passes Away


New Delhi: Charles Correa, one of India’s greatest architects and urban planners, passed away after brief illness late on Tuesday night. He was 84.

Winner of several national and international awards, Correa was known for adapting his designs to local climates and building styles. He was the chief architect of ‘Navi Mumbai’ the satellite suburb of Mumbai.

He was honoured with the Padma Shri in 1972 and Padma Vibhushan in 2006. In 1984, he founded the Urban Design Research Institute (UDRI) in Mumbai, dedicated to protecting the environment and improving urban communities.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the death of Correa on Wednesday.