Amitabh mourns Husain`s death, remembers his `sanjeevani booti` painting

Updated: Jun 09, 2011, 17:18 PM IST

New Delhi: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan condoled the demise of legendary painter MF Husain by remembering a `sanjeevani booti` painting which was gifted to the actor after the accident on the sets of `Coolie`.

MF Hussain, artist, painter, friend ... passes away! Sad, very sad ! Many of his works and gifts adorn my home. Hussain`s best painting gift to me...a Hanuman with `sanjeevani booti` flying...given to me in Breach Candy Hospital, during Coolie episode," Amitabh posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.

"Another special painting he did for me...translated my poem I wrote in Hospital, on canvas ... very special and most endearing !!" added the 68-year-old.

Husain, who rose from painting cinema hoardings to becoming one of the world`s most celebrated artists, died in a London hospital early Thursday at the age of 95.