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M.F. Hussain (1915–2011)

M.F. Hussain was born on September 17, 1915 in Pandharpur, Bombay Presidency, British India as Maqbool Fida Hussain. He was a writer and director, known for Meenaxi: Tale of 3 Cities (2004), Gaja Gamini (2000) and Through the Eyes of a Painter (1967). He was married to Fazila Bibi. He died on June 9, 2011 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 95) in London, England, UK

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Gaja Gamini
Gaja Gamini Writer
(2000)
Pehla Sitara
Pehla Sitara Writer
(2012)

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 2012 Pehla Sitara (additional dialogue)
 2004 Meenaxi: Tale of 3 Cities (dialogue) / (story)
 2000 Gaja Gamini (written by)
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 2000 Gaja Gamini (installation designer - as M.F. Husain)
 1991 Henna (paintings: a tribute to Raj Kapoor, depicting "Henna" in line and color)
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 2000 Gaja Gamini
Painter (Introduction) (uncredited)
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 2008 Halla Bol (acknowledgment)
 2003 Tehzeeb (thank you for being there... always - as M.F. Husain)
 2000 Fiza (thanks - as M.F. Husain)
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 1997 Mohabbat
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Personal Quote:

Nothing is stopping me [from returning to India]; I can return tomorrow. But please know I remain an Indian painter whether I am painting in Paris, London, New York, or Qatar. (on his self-imposed exile)

Trivia:

His artistic talent was first noticed in childhood when his family saw how easily he mastered Arabic calligraphy. He sold his schoolbooks to buy art supplies, and loved painting landscapes. See more »

Trademark:

Uncombed mane of hair; usually went barefoot

Nickname:

The Picasso of India

Star Sign:

Virgo

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