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Born on this day: M. F. Husain, the Bombay Progressive who reinvented the pictorial plane

Suggested: Abir Pothi’s retrospective take on the artist. By Vinay Seth “Art is always ahead of time. Tomorrow, they will understand it.” —M. F. Husain Early Moorings M. F. Husain, popularly hailed as the ‘Picasso of India’, was born on this day, 17th September, in 1915. Maqbool Fida Husain was born in Pandharpur, in Maharashtra...


Who isn’t ‘Fida’ about this Indian art legend?

September 17, On This Day Path-breaking, exiled It was 106 years ago today that Maqbool Fida Husain was born, on September 17, 1915, although he left this world a decade ago, depriving it of his monumental talent. Known as one of the most globally recognized and celebrated Indian artists of his time and beyond, MF...


Celebrating MF Husain’s legacy on his 10-year death anniversary

June 9, On This Day Today marks the 10th death anniversary of Maqbool Fida Husain or MF Husain, as he is popularly known, one of India’s most recognised and adulated artists, who has had a fair share of controversy dog his creations over his lifetime. A few interesting facts about him: He was born on...