Indian painter Shihan Hussaini will paint M F Husain in his blood as a tribute

Indian painter Shihan Hussaini will paint M F Husain in his blood as a tribute

Chennai : India | Jun 10, 2011 at 9:20 AM PDT
Views: Pending
Chennai-based painter Shihan Hussaini

Chennai: Chennai-based painter and sculptor Shihan Hussaini has decided to pay homage to renowned Indian painter Maqbool Fida Hussain in his own special way.

M F Husain had been living in self-imposed exile in Dubai and London since 2006 after coming under attack from Hindu fundamentalists, died early morning yesterday in London at the age of 95.

“We owe him an apology. No efforts were made to bring him back to the country when he was alive. I will be painting a large canvas of Husain in my own blood as a tribute and I will write sorry on the top of the canvas,” said Hussaini. "This tribute is straight from the heart,” he added.

Talking about Husain’s art, Hussaini said, “After an artist’s demise, there is a renewed interest in his works. Not many artists see such fame during their lifetime. Husain is perhaps the only one besides Picasso who saw such fame while he was alive.”

The artist has invited many from the community in Chennai and students from the Government Arts’ College on Friday to gather at his gallery in the city.

1 of 4
M F Husain
Maqbool Fida Hussain
Hafeez Rehman is based in Islamabad, Federal Capital Area, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
Report Credibility
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear

News Stories

  • Adieu to MF Husain

      Daily News & Analysis
    Painter Maqbool Fida Husain, who was admitted in a hospital in downtown London with acute breathing trouble, died of cardio-respiratory failure in the wee hours of Thursday, say sources. The painter had been in the hospital for the past two days for...
  • Indian High Commission to U.K. condoles M.F. Husain’s death

      The Hindu
    File Photo Indian High Commission to Britain has expressed grief over the demise of the legendary artist Maqbool Fida Husain. Husain's death is an immense loss to millions of his admirers across India, the UK and the world...In his death, the world...
  • CPI expresses grief over demise of Hussain

    The Communist Party of India (CPI) today expressed profound grief at the demise of celebrated painter M F Hussain. "He was one of the outstanding creative artists and a renowned painter. His demise is a great loss not only to the sphere of fine arts...
  • He created milestones as an artist, says painter

      Qatar English Daily
    Hillary Clinton US Secretary of State Friday, 10 June 2011 04:23 A sketch created by MF Husain for Ambika Kumar, Reservation Manager, Emirates, in Doha. Artists and writers in Doha and India fondly remembered one of best known artists and legend, M F...
  • 'Picasso of India' dies after five years in exile

      The independent
    Indian artist Maqbool Fida Husain stands against one of his paintings titled Last Supper Maqbool Fida Husain, the painter dubbed the "Picasso of India", died yesterday in London five years after Hindu zealots who were angry at his work forced him to...
  • ‘It’s a shame India did not protect Husain’

      Daily News & Analysis
    The art world is deeply upset that MF Husain died outside his motherland. Recalling the greatness of Husain, dubbed as India's Picasso, people close to the painter said he was a legend who a section of the country's population failed to understand...



More From Allvoices

Related People

Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report

Most Commented Reports

Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.