Is the AKTC Projects Director in India, heading a multi-disciplinary team implementing the Humayun’s Tomb – Sundar Nursery – Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti Urban Renewal project (www.nizamuddinrenewal.org).
He Completed architectural studies with a Gold Medal in 1995 from the School of Habitat Studies, Delhi followed by MA in Conservation Studies from the University of York, UK in 1998.
Worked in Edinburgh for Historic Scotland before joining AKTC in 1999. For AKTC was earlier responsible for the Humayun's Tomb Garden Conservation (1999-2003) and Baghe Babur Restoration, Kabul, Afghanistan (2003-06).
Other assignments have included missions on behalf of International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) in Iran, Turkey, Nepal; several conservation projects for the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (1995-2001), including preparing the inventory of historic buildings for Delhi.
Awards received include the Eisenhower Fellowship, Sanskriti Award for Socio-Cultural achievement, Prince Claus fund Urbanhero title, Aga Khan Foundation international scholarship, Charles Wallace Conservation Fellowship.
He has served as a member of the Delhi Urban Arts Commission (DUAC) in the years 2008-11 and has been listed amongst 50 most influential young Indians by India Today magazine in 2006.
Ratish has authored over 100 articles and given a similar number of public lectures in India and abroad.