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Artist-filmmaker Mf Husain passes away

8 June 2011 11:50 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Mf Husain

India’s well-known artist Mf Husain, 96, passed away Wednesday night in London. The artist, at the time of his death, was in a self-imposed exile in London.

One of the most celebrated painters of India, Husain started his journey as a Bollywood poster artist. He had recently co-written the dialogues for a film called Pehla Sitara (2011) which is the directorial debut of his son Owais Husain.

He has written and directed two feature films: Gaja Gamini (2000) and Meenaxi: Tale of Three Cities (2004). His first film, a short titled Through the Eyes of a Painter (1967) won the Golden Bear at Berlin International Film festival. He was the recipient of the Padma Shree (1955), the Padma Bhushan (1973) and the Padma Vibhushan (1991) by the Government of India.

The artist who couldn’t return to India due to the controversies surrounding his paintings was offered citizenship of Qatar in 2010 which he had accepted. »

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