Professor Dashrath Patel, a great visionary in the field of Design, passed away on 1st of December, 2010.
He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2011 and Padma Shri in 1980 by the Government of India for his contribution in design and design education. We were fortunate to honour him with the grandmaster Award during the Icograda Design Week in India at IIT Bombay during 2007.
He was a visionary instrumental in shaping the vision of design education at the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad. His teachings have inspired a whole generation of students and designers. His remarkable contributions to design is now very much part of the history of design in India.