Mumbai: Famous across the globe for his sand art, Odisha’s Sudarsan Pattnaik paid tribute to one of India’s legendary arists- MF Husain on his birth centenary.
Check out the tribute here:
— sudarsan pattnaik (@sudarsansand) September 17, 2015
Maqbool Fida Husain was born in Pandharpur, Maharashtra, September 17, 1915 to mother Zunaib and father Fida. His tryst with painting began when he learnt the art of calligraphy.
Painting soon became his passion, and inspired by the changes in India in the late 1940s, he helped found The Progressive Artists Group of Bombay, under which he and his fellow artists attempted to address Indian themes in a modern way and take Indian art to a global audience.
He died in London on June 9, 2011 where he spent his summers after a self-imposed exile since 2006 due to death threats back home and scores of lawsuits.
(With IANS inputs)