B. V. Doshi

1927 - 2023

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Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi OAL (Gujarati: બાલકૃષ્ણ વિઠ્ઠલદાસ દોશી; 26 August 1927 – 24 January 2023) was an Indian architect. He is an important figure in Indian architecture and noted for his contributions to the evolution of architectural discourse in India. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of B. V. Doshi has received more than 877,556 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). B. V. Doshi is the 322nd most popular architect (up from 432nd in 2019), the 434th most popular biography from India (up from 608th in 2019) and the most popular Indian Architect.

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Over the past year B. V. Doshi has had the most page views in the with 99,663 views, followed by Spanish (6,678), and German (4,753). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Marathi (175.07%), Esperanto (54.45%), and Thai (14.95%)


Among architects, B. V. Doshi ranks 322 out of 518Before him are Dominique Perrault, Edwin Lutyens, Carl Humann, Steven Holl, Mammad Hasan Hajinski, and Yvonne Farrell. After him are Michael Graves, Marcello Piacentini, Gordon Bunshaft, Louis Visconti, Heinrich Tessenow, and José Benito de Churriguera.

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Among people born in 1927, B. V. Doshi ranks 206Before him are Éva Székely, Vasyl Makukh, Júlio Duarte Langa, Florencio Campomanes, Torbjørn Falkanger, and Gary Bertini. After him are Patrick O'Neal, Bernard Fox, Irina Skobtseva, Pierre Granier-Deferre, L. Q. Jones, and Josep Maria Subirachs. Among people deceased in 2023, B. V. Doshi ranks 294Before him are Ignacio López Tarso, Eugenio Calabi, Agneta Andersson, Jan Olsson, Francisco Ibáñez Talavera, and Argentina Menis. After him are Jimmy Buffett, Margit Carstensen, Johan Leysen, Renato Longo, Jacques Rozier, and Stella Stevens.

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In India

Among people born in India, B. V. Doshi ranks 434 out of 1,861Before him are M. F. Husain (1915), Udham Singh (1899), Jacques Lauriston (1768), Ram Manohar Lohia (1910), Sukhdev Thapar (1907), and Mahbub ul Haq (1934). After him are Phoolan Devi (1963), D. R. Kaprekar (1905), Jayant Narlikar (1938), Subhadra Kumari Chauhan (1904), Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay (1894), and Jagjit Singh (1941).


Among architects born in India, B. V. Doshi ranks 1After him are Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah (1565), and Charles Correa (1930).