Thursday, June 9, 2011

Maqbool Fida Husain

President Pratibha Patil Thursday mourned the death of celebrated painter MF Husain, saying that his demise would create a "deep void in the world of art and creativity".
"Husain was a world renowned artist whose extraordinary style made him a celebrity in his own right in the arena of contemporary painting," Pratibha Patil said in a statement.
"A man of multi-dimensional talent, his death would create a deep void in the world of art and creativity.
"He also brought glory to the house as a parliamentarian," she said.
Husain was a Rajya Sabha member from 1986-1992.
Husain, one of the world's most celebrated painters, died in a London hospital early Thursday at the age of 95, family sources said.
He had been living away from India in self-imposed exile after being targeted by Hindu radicals. Husain had been suffering from age-related ailments for some time and suffered a heart attack in the hospital.