Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence pays tribute to the legendary architect and visionary Dr. B.V. Doshi (1927-2023) | Shiv Nadar University
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Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence pays tribute to the legendary architect and visionary Dr. B.V. Doshi (1927-2023)

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25 Jan 2023
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“There is a sudden consciousness, propelled by beautiful spaces, where you are aware of your inner feelings - that's when
we feel happy and we create. I think architecture is a backdrop to life”, 
Dr. Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi (1927-2023)

It is with deep sadness that we note the passing of Dr. Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi, the legendary architect who was instrumental in shaping the discourse of architecture in India and across the world. He passed away on January 24, 2023 at the age of 95. A loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and a teacher, mentor and inspiration to many, Dr. Doshi’s loss is one of immense and irreplaceable magnitude.

Dr. Doshi was recognized nationally and globally through many awards including the Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri, Government of India; the Royal Gold Medal for Architecture, Government of United Kingdom; the Pritzker Architecture Prize (known as the Nobel of Architecture); Honorary Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania; Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters, France and many more. Our university is extremely fortunate that Dr. Doshi accepted an honorary doctorate from us in 2022. I had the privilege of presenting the degree to him on behalf of the university at his iconic home Sangath in Ahmedabad. In incredibly beautiful words, he described what he thought the aspiration of a university should be: to foster in its students the spirit of that bird which does not ever think of the sky as the limit, but just a place to spread its wings and fly.

Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

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