Correa, the face of modern architecture in India, passed away in Mumbai last night after a brief illness. He was 84.

"My deepest condolences on the passing away of the noted architect, Mr. Charles Correa. May his soul rest in peace. Charles Correa's architectural marvels are widely cherished, reflecting his brilliance, innovative zeal and wonderful aesthetic sense," the Prime Minister tweeted.

Correa had played a defining role in developing architecture of post-Independence India and has designed some of the most outstanding structures.

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