F.M. Husain- Global Painter whom Hindu Fanatics feared!

F.M. Husain- Global Painter whom Hindu Fanatics feared!

Pandharpur : India | Jun 09, 2011 at 1:44 AM PDT
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F.M. Husain- Global Painter whom Hindu Fanatics feared!



M.F. Husain
Between the Spider & the Lamp

Oil on Board
49" x 90"

M.F. Husain

Oil on Canvas
90" x 65"

M.F. Husain
Maidens Flight

Oil on Canvas
48" x 72"

M.F. Husain

Oil on Canvas
48" x 72"

One of the world's most celebrated artists, F.M. Husain who popularized modern art in India and put Indian paintings on world map is no more. The international fame Husain who took the world by shock as much by his taking refuge in Qatar as his sudden death in UK was admitted only two days ago in Royal Brompton Hospital London for fluid retention in his lungs had otherwise been in fairly good health. They say he suffered a heart attack in the hospital. His last rites would be conducted in London and not in India. His sons and daughter were with him when he died.

This eminent painter Husain was born in Pandharpur, Madhya Pradesh, Sep 17, 1915. After dedicating his entire life in the service of India, MF Husain had been in exile since 2006, when he was attacked by rightist groups angry with his portrayal of Hindu deities. Last year, he was offered Qatari citizenship. But his heart remained in India, and in interviews, spoke fondly of what this country meant to him.

MF Husain earned fame and controversy over his brilliant paintings. At 95, Maqbool Fida Husain, India's best known contemporary painter was active and had lots of painting left in him. And he died in exile, unhappy with the way his home country had treated him. Semi-nude paintings are common in Indian temple structures. Husain left India after his paintings of Hindu gods in the nude triggered attacks on his works by rightwing fanatic Hindu organisations who deliberately boycotted him but Indian regime failed, or refused, to protect him.

In recognition of his international status, Husain had been offered Qatari citizenship in 2010. His life & work in India and his end abroad is yet another example of how Muslims in India could be treated if they do play only pro-India games as foreign cricketers do. Husain’s contribution has been ignored by criminal Indians who harassed him because he used his art to express himself but the Hindu fanatics found him a problem because he exposed hypocrisy in Hindu faith artistically and forced him seek shelter in a Muslim nations.

Art has always been the subject of controversy because it generally depicts truth which annoys many who love falsehood and prefer hypocrisy. Indians felt proud of Husain when his paintings provided good news and feel good factor for the fanatics . MF Husain was a friendly human with the high quality of humility, who preferred to walk barefoot. Similarly, Husain is too transparent in his thoughts painted in colors!

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MF Husain is a Muslim artist known as the 'Picasso of India'
MF Husain is a Muslim artist known as the 'Picasso of India'
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      Times of India
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