MN Sharma, first chief architect of Chandigarh, dies at 93

Born on August 4, 1923, Sharma joined the capitol project in June 1950 and worked with the American team for the first master plan and in 1951 joined the team of the architects led by Le Corbusier.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 31, 2016 8:03 am
mn sharma, mn sharma death Sharma, who worked with legendry architect Le Corbusier, was ailing for long.

MN Sharma, first chief architect of Chandigarh, died of heart attack on Sunday. He was 93. Sharma, who worked with legendry architect Le Corbusier, was ailing for long. He is survived by two sons and two daughters.

Born on August 4, 1923, Sharma joined the capitol project in June 1950 and worked with the American team for the first master plan and in 1951 joined the team of the architects led by Le Corbusier.

He was chosen to be the first chief architect in 1965 after the retirement of Pierre Jeanneret.

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    Mushtaq ahmad
    Oct 30, 2016 at 12:02 pm
    Beautiful soul who created wornderful monuments for the inhabitants of Chandigarh, India and the world.lt;br/gt;Live in peace brother.
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      mathimathi
      Oct 30, 2016 at 3:00 pm
      RIP MN Sharma. an architect of Chandigarh along with french architect Le Corbusier
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        subash chandira
        Oct 30, 2016 at 11:17 am
        Great man.let him be remembered for such a great job.😇
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          Paul Singh
          Oct 31, 2016 at 1:14 am
          RIP sir,lt;br/gt;City the beautiful stands and bears testimony to your teams great effort!
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            Sekhar
            Oct 30, 2016 at 12:24 pm
            I had the oppurtunity to work directly under him when he was Chief Architect in FCDA, Abuja, Nigeria in the eighties. Very simple and down to earth human being. I remember very well how he used to take me around in Abuja to review the progress. Learnt a lot from him.lt;br/gt;May his soul rest in peace.
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              Sheik Mohamed
              Oct 30, 2016 at 1:15 pm
              May his soul to be rest in peace.Convey our heartfelt condolences to bereaved family members.
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