Geddes was renowned for his work in improving Edinburgh's Victorian slums, and was invited by the then Governor of Madras to advise on urban planning issues in Indian cities.
Ratish Nanda, projects director of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, says Geddes is still a big influence in India and has significantly influenced his Nizamuddin urban renewal initiative in New Delhi.
Today Mr Nanda led Scottish External Affairs Minister Humza Yousaf on a tour of the areas he is restoring.
The project aims to revitalize the Mughal Emperor Humayan's 16th century tomb, which is a World Heritage Site, along with the historic monuments and open spaces in nearby Sunder Nursery and the urban village of Nizamuddin Bast.
Mr Nanda says he is drawing on Geddes teachings and considering how people relate to places.
The project has further Scottish influences as Mr Nanda worked with Historic Scotland for six months before he joined the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.
And the project's programme officer Archana Saad Akhtar came to Scotland to study and understand heritage management practices at Scotland's historic sites.
Mr Nanda said: "The Nizamuddin Urban Renewal project couples major conservation efforts with socio-economic development.
"The urban conservation approach is significantly informed by Patrick Geddes teachings.
"My own time at Historic Scotland, working on historic graveyards, gave me a deep understanding of materials which has been very useful for the work on Humayan's tomb - a predominantly sandstone building.
"We look forward to fostering further partnerships with Scotland."
Following his tour Mr Yousaf said: "It was amazing to see first-hand the excellent conservation work being carried out at the urban village of Nizamuddin and understand how it is bringing together a range of capabilities to establish a model for participatory conservation-led development of historic cities.
"This visit was also a great opportunity for Scotland to share knowledge about our own building conservation work, including our commitment to sourcing local materials whenever possible and training apprentices in traditional building skills so that we can preserve our precious historic environment.
"It has been truly remarkable to come to one of the world's ancient heritage sites to see a project of this scale and ambition and to learn that it is founded on advice that came from someone so significant in Scotland's own rich history.
"The Scottish Government shares Patrick Geddes' belief that preserving historic buildings and urban renewal is vital for the vitality of our communities."