M F Husain Facts
Indian Painter, Artist and a Writer
- M F Husain's full name is Maqbool Fida Husain.
- Husain is an India Painter, Artist and a Writer.
- At age 20, he was admitted to the J. J. School of Arts in Mumbai.
- In his early days in Mumbai he earned money painting cinema hoarding.
- According to Forbes magazine, he has been regarded as the Picasso of India.
- Husain was on a self imposed Exile from 2006 after death threats for his controversial paintings.
- His film 'Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities' was pulled out of cinemas a day after some Muslim organisations raised objections to one of the songs in it.
- In January 2010, Qatar offered its citizenship to him, which he accepted.
- His projects during the stay in Qatar are largely on the history of Indian civilization and the history of Arab civilization.
- Government of India awarded him with the prestigious Padma Shri award in 1955, Padma Bhushan in 1973 and the Padma Vibhushan in 1991.
- He was nominated to the Rajya Sabha of the Indian Parliament in 1986.
- His paintings became controversial after portrayal of Hindu deities in the nude or in an allegedly sexual manner.
- Non-bailable Warrant and Summon are issued on him by various Indian Courts.
- Muslims objected the screening of his first film Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities.
- Husain was included in the list of the 500 Most Influential Muslim in the World,
- During the last years, he lived in Dubai and London and expressed strong desire to return back to India.
- He was unwell for several months and died of heart attack at the age of 95 on June 9, 2011 in London.
- He was buried in Brookwood Cemetery on June 10, 2011.