Rahman explaining Rabindra Bhavan plans to Nehru, May 1961

Delhi redefined


“The most prominent among those who fashioned the city’s post-independence landmarks — many especially commissioned by Nehru who wanted “the temples of modern India” to take the place of older, conventional ones — was Habib Rahman, the creator of several modernist buildings such as the Gandhi Memorial, Office of the Auditor General of India, the Post andTelegraph Bbuilding, Indraprastha Bhawan, WHO headquarters, a hostel for in-transit diplomats, a warren of flats for junior to middle-level government servants, Rabindra Bhawan, the mazars of Maulana Azad and President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmad to name just a few.”

The Hindu