Throughout its history, Delhi has served as a capital of various kingdoms and empires. Under the British rule, it became the capital of India in 1912. This gave the British architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens, its exclusive signature architecture, with its wide boulevards and elegant bungalows. Lutyens’ architecture is visible in various government offices and embassies too. Rashtrapati Bhavan, Sansad Bhavan and Rajpath are some of the prominent structures carrying his signature style. Thus, Delhi started being referred to as Lutyens’ Delhi.