Patel was born in 1933 in Bhadran village in Anand district. His father was a civil engineer, who encouraged him to study architecture.

Hasmukh Patel
Hasmukh Patel © Express Photo

Ahmedabad-based architect and urban planner Hasmukh Patel, known for popularising the phrase “common sense architecture”, died on Saturday at the age of 84. Patel started his practice in 1956 in Ahmedabad.