M. F. Husain
Maqbool Fida Husain is the most celebrated and internationally recognized Indian artist of the 20th century. He was one of the founding members of the Bombay Progressive Artists Group. His themes include topics as diverse as Gandhi, Mother Teresa, the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the British raj, and motifs of Indian life. Early in his painting career, and until his death, he enjoyed depicting the lively and free spirit of horses in many of his works. He was also a film-maker, his popular film ‘Gaja Gamini’ with Madhuri Dixit was of them. He was member of the Indian Parliament from 1986 to 1992. He spent his last remaining years between Dubai, Doha and London. M F Husain passed away in London in 2011.
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