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RIP Husain: Celebs express sorrow

entertainment Updated: Jun 09, 2011 16:05 IST

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Renowned painter MF Husain's death in London was condoled in India as the passing away of a "true genius". Celebrities express their solidarity with the artist and pay tribute to the eminent artist

Celeb speak

Sonam Kapoor expressed her sorrow at the news, "It is very sad. I have a painting of his by my bedside. It is a major loss. I hope he at least gets a burial here."

Sussane Roshan: "It is a huge loss for the world. He was an icon. He was a classic and he goes in the category of Picasso. I am so disturbed with this news. His work and creativity will live forever. I am proud to be a part of the country where he belonged.

Chitrangda Singh: Shocking news. I didn't know about this. It is a huge loss. We lost Michael Jackson and now him. He was a truly modern and liberated artist.

Javed Akhtar: "India was his identity. He may have gone away but he was an Indian at heart, his art was pure Indian at heart. Needless to say he was an inspiration to many - young and old. He inspired many young people. You can see emulation and inspiration in their work."

Nafisa Ali: "Mr Husain was a very gifted genius. It's a regret that we'll carry on our shoulders that he was not allowed to come back. The misrepresentation of his art that people were pointing fingers at should now rest in peace. We'll hopefully remember him for more than his controversies."

Twitter buzz

@RahulBose1 : "Hussain passes away. We hang our heads partly in grief & partly in shame for not being able to let him spend his last days in this country.(sic)"

@Maheshbhupathi : "RIP MF Hussain.. Errrie. We spoke a lot about him at dinner last night and the paintings he gifted Leander and me in '99"

@V1SH4L (Vishal Dadlani): "MF Hussain, RIP. Apologies for the lack of understanding your home country showed you. There was nothing vulgar about Husain's work. Pity that some illiterate people who saw his stuff had dirty minds."

@juniorbachchan : "Very sad to hear of the passing of M F Hussain saab. A wonderful person and a great artist. May his soul rest in peace."

@arbaazSkhan : "The great artist M F hussain saab passes away. A true genius. May his soul rest in peace. Alvida"

ShashiTharoor : Deeply saddened by passing of M F Husain. Giant of Indian art & wonderful personality, creative till his last breath at 95. A grt loss4 India

@PritishNandy : "Sad. Very sad. Husain was one of my best friends and I shall miss him deeply. One of the greatest artists of our time."

@SrBachchan : MF Hussain, artist, painter, friend ... passes away ! Sad, very sad ! Many of his works and gifts adorn my home ..Hussain's best painting gift to me..a Hanuman with 'jadi buti' flying .. given to me in Breach Candy Hospital, during Coolie episode.