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MUNI GANJU: A WISE MAN OF INDIAN ARCHITECTURE | Narendra Dengle
LA 66
A tribute to Munishwar Nath Ashish Ganju, 1942-2021

I never knew that I would have to write an obituary for my esteemed friend Munishwar Nath Ashish Ganju. This indeed is a moment of deep sorrow for me.

I came to know Muni in the early 70s. ‘Muni’ for some of us, ‘Ashish’ for many others. We taught for some time at the SPA’s Landscape Department, and also at the Department of Architecture, as a team. In those days there were many things we shared from wearing khadi to discussing visual arts, social housing, and literature. He and Vinod K. Gupta, both my friends, were partners at the time. However, my closer association with Muni began much later, when I moved to Pune and started revisiting Delhi in the 1990s for INTACH meetings or reviews at the SPA; it strengthened when we decided to hold discussions between the two of us on what architecture meant to us, in 2011. At the time of his sudden departure from this world, we were speaking for long hours with each other almost every day.

 


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