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BALAKRISHNA DOSHI Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi was born in Pune in 1927. After he completed his studies at J. J. School of Art, Bombay in 1950 he became a senior designer on Le Corbusier's projects in Ahmedabad and Chandigarh. In 1956 he established a private practice in Vastu-Shilpa, Ahmedabad and in 1962 he established the Vastu-Shilpa Foundation for Environmental Design. He also founded and designed the School of Architecture and Planning in Ahmedabad. Over the years Doshi has created architecture that relies on a sensitive adoption and refinement of modern architecture within an Indian context. Doshi's architecture provides one of the most important models for modern Indian architecture. His important works include Gandhi Labour Institute at Ahmedabad (1980 to 1984) and 'Sangath' at Ahmedabad (1979 to 1981).