HindustanTimes Mon,31 Aug 2015

Why Husain was great and controversial

Painter, filmmaker MF Husain, the man who put India on the world map with his art, is no more. Here's a lowdown on the artist's life, art, controversies and muses. Do you feel there a vaccuum in the art world after his demise?

Timeless beauties who inspired Husain

Eminent painter of Indian origin, MF Husain, was smitten by many Bollywood beauties. Anushka Sharma and Amrita Rao were the latest to join the bandwagon. We remember the Picasso of India through his muses. Aditi Caroli writes.

RIP Husain: Celebs express sorrow

MF Husain, who faced both fame and wrath, for his art is best remembered as the 'Picasso of India'. Celebrities express their solidarity with the artist.

Life and times of MF Husain

Artist MF Husain, who died in self-imposed exile on Thursday aged 95, was often referred to as "The Picasso of India" and was the most recognisable figure of the post-independence Indian art scene.

Huge loss for India, tragic for Husain to die in exile: artists

Friends and admirers of M F Husain were on Thursday at a loss of words at the demise of the painter famously dubbed 'Piccaso of India' and angry at the fact that he had to die in a foreign land.

Bollywood mourns MF Husain's demise

Legendary painter MF Husain had his heart in Bollywood and many from the film industry have expressed grief over his demise on Thursday.

Husain never stopped loving India, says Ambika Soni

Mourning the death of MF Husain, who died in London early Thursday, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said the celebrated painter never stopped loving India, despite shifting base abroad after facing attack from the saffron brigade.

Amitabh Bachchan mourns Husain's death

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bacchan condoned the demise of legendary painter which was gifted to him on the sets of Coolie.

I have not fled India, said Husain in his last interview

M F Husain might have died Qatari citizen, but the legendary artist had maintained in one of his last interviews that he was neither on self-exile nor had he lost faith in India's democratic system.

Very sad day for me, says Madhuri on Husain's death

M F Husain's muse Madhuri Dixit, who fascinated him so much that he became a filmmaker and cast her in his debut work, is very sad over the iconic painter's demise away from home.

Remembering the Picasso of India

Maqbool Fida Husain from Pandharpur was one of the most loved Indian artists, reckoned for his confident strokes and respected for his genius. It will not be easy to fill the void that his death has created.

Cases against Husain will be dropped

Artist MF Husain, who passed away on Thursday in London, faced several legal cases during his lifetime. Most of them were filed by people who thought he had depicted deities in an obscene manner. With his demise, the cases would be dropped.

'He lived a busy life but never missed a single namaaz'

The spacious compound of Badr Baug colony in Grant Road (East) was deserted as usual on Thursday afternoon. But inside the handful of old-style buildings surrounding it, most doors stood wide open with elderly residents walking in and out, talking about the man who was their neighbour, favourite relative and one of India's most celebrated painters.

Indore hamlet remembers the master's strokes

When news of MF Husain's death flashed on Thursday, it was business as usual in the congested Ushaganj locality here, where he spent his childhood, but there were a few families for whom the day brought indelible memories.
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