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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 Through the Eyes of a Painter (1967), One with a Walk Like an Elephant (2000) and Meenaxi: Tale of 3 Cities (2004). He was married to Fazila Bibi. He died on June 9, 2011 in London, England. See full bio »

Died:

(age 95) in London, England, UK

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 2012 Pehla Sitara (additional dialogue)
 2004 Meenaxi: Tale of 3 Cities (dialogue) / (story)
 2000 One with a Walk Like an Elephant (written by)
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 2000 One with a Walk Like an Elephant (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 One with a Walk Like an Elephant
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
Himself
 1991 Network East (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 7 December 1991 (1991) ... Himself
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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:

Fled India in 2006 after his painting "Bharatmata", depicting Mother India as a nude woman, earned him death threats from Hindu extremists. See more »

Trademark:

Uncombed mane of hair; usually went barefoot

Nickname:

The Picasso of India

Star Sign:

Virgo

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