George Wittet was born in Blair Atholl, Scotland in 1878. He learned his architecture with a Mr. Heiton of Perth, Scotland, and worked in both Edinburgh (Scotland) and York (England) before moving to India.
George Wittet arrived in India in 1904 and became an assistant to John Begg, then Consulting Architect to Bombay. These two men were responsible for the evolution and subsequent popularity of the Indo-Saracenic Style of architecture.
Wittet's designs are among the most well-known of Bombay's landmarks-- the Prince of Wales Museum, the Gateway of India, the Institute of Science, the Small Causes Court at Dhobi Talao, the Wadia Maternity Hospital, and the King Edwards Hospital. He died in Bombay in the year 1926, of acute dysentery.