M. F. Husain

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MF Husain
MF Husain at Museum of Islamic Art, Doha
Born (1915-09-17)17 September 1915
Pandharpur, Maharashtra, India
Died 9 June 2011(2011-06-09) (aged 95)
London, England, UK
Nationality Indian (1915-2010)
Qatari (2010–2011)[1]
Field Painting, Drawing, Writer, Film Maker
Training Sir J. J. School of Art
Movement Progressive Art Group
Works Meenaxi a tale of three cities
Through the eyes of a painter
Awards Padma Shri (1966)
Padma Bhushan (1973)
Padma Vibhushan (1991)

Maqbool Fida Husain (17 September 1915 – 9 June 2011)[2] Urdu: مقبول فدا حسین‎) commonly known as MF Husain, was a modern Indian painter. He was a founding member of The Progressive Artists Group of Bombay (PAG). He is thought to be one of the greatest painters of India.[2]

M. F. Husain died, aged 95, on 9 June 2011, following a heart attack. He had been unwell for several months.[3] He died at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, and was buried in Brookwood Cemetery on 10 June 2011.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Ram, N. (25 February 2010). "M.F. Husain gets Qatar nationality". The Hindu.
  2. 2.0 2.1 William Grimes (9 June 2011). "Maqbool Fida Husain, also , India's Most Famous Painter, Dies at 95". The New York Times.
  3. "India's most highly prized artist MF Husain dies aged 95". BBC News. 9 June 2011.
  4. Elliott, John (9 June 2011). "MF Husain dies – lauded in exile by India's artistic fraternity". The Independent.