Darjeeling bids tearful adieu to renowned architect

  • | Friday | 3rd July, 2020

Darjeeling: The Queen of Hills bid a tearful farewell to the Saab with a "Darjeeling" heart, the last of the British passport holders who had made Darjeeling his home. 82-year-old Austen Plant, a renowned architect, passed away in the early hours of Thursday morning. His father was in the Army and so he had to stay back, but later joined the family in Darjeeling. "Austin Plant's father was a civil engineer and had helped to put up many a residential and school buildings in Darjeeling. Austin Plant did his schooling from St. Joseph's in Darjeeling and went on to study at the Architectural College British Institute, Mumbai.

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