M.F.Hussain Died away in London
Celebrated Indian artist Maqbool Fida Husain, who earned both fame and wrath for his paintings, died in London, He was 95.
Popularly known as MF and regarded as “Picasso of India.”
Born in Pandharpur in Maharashtra on 17th September 1915.
Three of Husain paintings recently topped a Bonham’s auction in London, going under the hammer for Rs 2.32 crore with an untitled oil work in which the legendary artist combined his iconic subject matters — horse and woman — fetching Rs 1.23 crore alone.
India’s biggest grosser as a painter with his works fetching astronomical sums in auctions in London and New York, Husain turned away from India in 2006 following a series of legal cases and death threats over his depiction of Hindu goddesses in nude.
He accepted Qatari citizenship in 2010 after surrendering his Indian passport. Husain started his career as a painter of Bollywood posters in the 1920s and later went on to achieve iconic status.