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Shyam Benegal, Anil Dharker, Julio Ribeiro attend Charles Correa’s funeral

Charles Correa's funeral was attended by Shyam Benegal, Anil Dharker, Julio Ribeiro, Dolly Thakore, BV Doshi among others.

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India's prominent architect Charles Correa, who had been suffering from cancer for the last three years, passed away “peacefully” on Tuesday (June 16). He was 84.

The burial service for eminent architect and urban planner Charles Correa, on Thurday (June 18), at St Peter Haines Road Catholic Cemetery, Worli.

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Rahul Mehrotra, Correa’s son-in-law and a prominent architect himself, says the veteran, albeit wheelchair-bound, had travelled to Goa last week to the Charles Correa Foundation to share his thoughts on how the campus, designed and set up by him, could be improved.

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An inspiration to three generations of architects, Correa, who began his career in the 1950s, is considered by his contemporaries as one of the most uniquely original minds.

The funeral mass for eminent architect and urban planner Charles Correa held at the Church of Our Lady of Salvation (Portuguese Church), Dadar.

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Charles Correa's funeral was attended by Shyam Benegal, Anil Dharker, Julio Ribeiro, Dolly Thakore, BV Doshi among others on Thursday.

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Correa's notable works include the Vidhan Bhavan in Madhya Pradesh, the Jawahar Kala Kendra in Jaipur, the Kala Academy in Goa, the Ismaili Centre in Toronto, among others.

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Correa’s engagement with Mumbai neared obsession, a city he so dearly loved and also hated. “A great city but a terrible place,” he had once rued. Apart from Navi Mumbai, his proposed plan for the redevelopment of mill land remains among his most prominent works.

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Correa's wife Monika, daughter Nandita and son-in-law (prominent architect) Rahul Mehrotra at the funeral.

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Over the last two decades of his life, Correa focussed his energies on urban planning.

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Correa's wife Monika, daughter Nandita and son-in-law (prominent architect) Rahul Mehrotra oversaw the burial on Thursday.