It is with great sadness that the Nek Chand Foundation announces news of the death of Nek Chand in Chandigarh yesterday. Our condolences go to his family.
Nek Chand was aged ninety and his health had been in decline over recent months. He died of cardiac arrest at PGI hospital in the very early hours of the morning of Friday June 12th 2015.
The news has been reported in India media, including a short tribute from the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
The Times of India Chandigarh quoted from Nek Chand's final interview with the paper: 'My life is dedicated to bringing smiles and happiness and developing a sense of creativity among youngsters.'
The world is a poorer place without him.