Mf Husain

  • MF Husain's son presents father's rare portrait to AMU February 2, 2014

    Shamshad Husain, son of renowned painter MF Husain, on Sunday presented a rare painting of his father to the Aligarh Muslim University. Shamshad was the chief guest at the inaugural function of a three-day national workshop on "Nature Interpretation and Diorama-Making in Museum", organised by the department of museology. Delivering the keynote...
  • MF Husain's 'Bhopal' up for auction in UK September 20, 2013

    Legendary artist MF Husain's landmark painting 'Bhopal', which depicts the horrors of the 1984 gas leak tragedy in the Indian city, is set to be auctioned in London, with a pre-sale estimate of up to 300,000 pounds. Auctioneer Bonhams will sell the painting along with pioneering artwork by Indian master artists...
  • Barkha Roy: Will take the film on MF Husain to the festivals August 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Barkha Roy, sister of yestyeryear actress Reena Roy, is producing a film on MF Husain's journey and says that it's not a biopic. Titled 'My Friend Husain', it is being directed by Bhavana Sresht. Barkha has incorporated a special song in the film as a tribute to the late artist. "Currently...
  • VHP women wing protests outside Delhi Art Gallery February 6, 2013

    New Delhi: An art exhibition at the prestigious Delhi Art Gallery has run into trouble with the Vishwa Hindu Parishad. The VHP's women wing, Durga Vahini, protested outside the gallery against the exhibition that showcases a retrospective on modern nude art on Wednesday. The show was stopped briefly on Monday...
  • Delhi Art Gallery refuses to remove nude exhibits despite protests February 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The war of words between the Delhi Art Gallery owner and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad seems to have worsened. Despite facing threats, the organiser of the nude art works says he won't take down the paintings. Speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Delhi Art Gallery Director Ashish Anand...
  • Tagore, Husain's works to be auctioned in London June 7, 2012

    London: Rare paintings by Rabindranath Tagore, MF Husain and Jahangir Sabavala, so far based in private collections, are due to be auctioned at the annual summer sale of Modern and Contemporary South Asian art by auctioneers Bonhams in London on Thursday. The sale includes works by well-known Indian, Pakistani and Sri Lankan...
  • Remembering MF Husain on his 1st death anniversary June 3, 2012

    New Delhi: A different aspect of the life of iconic painter MF Husain will come to light on the eve of his first death anniversary with a reading of his personal diary written in Hindi, Urdu and English in New Delhi. The diary, entirely in beautiful calligraphy, would be read out...
  • To those we said goodbye in 2011... RIP December 23, 2011

    New Delhi: They entertained, educated and enlivened our lives with their talent and sheer brilliance. As another year draws to a close, it is time to remember their magic and say adieu once again to some of those who left us in 2011. Bhimsen Joshi: In what was described as the...
  • Husain's documentary to be screened at IFFI November 30, 2011

    Panaji: A film documentary by late painter M.F. Husain will finally be screened at the ongoing 42nd International Film Festival of India despite right wing protests, said organisers Tuesday. Speaking to reporters, festival director Shankar Mohan said Husain's documentary 'Through the eyes of a painter' would 'definitely be screened' Wednesday, but...
  • An extravaganza of 200 films at Mumbai Film Fest September 21, 2011

    Mumbai: The 13th Mumbai Film Festival, beginning next month, offers an extravaganza of 200 films from across the globe for connoisseurs and will pay tribute to legendary film personalities like Shammi Kapoor, Mani Kaul and M F Husain, organisers said. An initiative by the Reliance Entertainment and being organised by the...
  • Husain wanted to destroy his paintings in exile July 5, 2011

    New Delhi: Forced to live away from India, M.F. Husain at one time wanted to destroy all his paintings, says his son Owais Husain who is hungering to conquer the wasteland of possibilities left behind by his illustrious father. "I feel suddenly in life there is a wasteland in front of...
  • Reema Nath made Husain act in 'Mohabbat' June 13, 2011

    Writer-director Reema Rakesh Nath is perhaps the only one to have directed M.F. Husain in a film. Not only that, Husain also painted the poster for her father's 1947 moive Romeo and Juliet. The film was Mohabbat (1997) and it featured Akshaye Khanna, Sanjay Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit. "It was a scene...
  • TWTW: MF Husain's death and more June 12, 2011

    Cyrus Broacha also talks about Baba Raamdev, UPA government and other top news. ...
  • Husain was sad about not returning to India: Madhuri June 11, 2011

    M.F. Husain was always full of excitement and ever on the move, reminisces Madhuri Dixit, the celebrated painter's first Bollywood muse with whom he had planned an ambitious project on Indian cinema. The diva, who had spoken to Husain over a month ago, says he would become sad about not...
  • Valuing master MF Husain's works June 11, 2011

    New Delhi: MF Husain's death has left a gaping hole in the art world; those who knew him will miss the man as much as his talent. The prolific and generous artist leaves behind a substantial legacy with his body of works rumoured to be up to 40,000 pieces. How...
  • Husain saab was an immortal personality: SRK June 10, 2011

    New Delhi: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has condoled the demise of legendary painter M.F. Husain by remembering him as an immortal personality. The actor regrets he couldn't meet him for one last time and says he will always miss him. "I have been very close to him, and I just...
  • MF Husain: A life in exile June 10, 2011

    CNN-IBN correspondent Sahar Zaman recalls her meeting with legendary painter MF Husain who died in London on Thursday. ...
  • MF Husain's Bollywood connection June 10, 2011

    Legendary painter MF Husain also wanted a biopic to be made on his life. ...
  • Ad man Alyque Padamsee on MF Husain's death June 10, 2011

    MF Husain was a wonderful human being besides a great painter, said Alyque Padamsee. ...
  • FTN: Did MF Husain transform Indian art? June 10, 2011

    Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts if MF Husain transformed Indian art. ...
  • Will Husain’s art legacy always be contentious? June 9, 2011

    On Talking Point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks, 'Will Husain's art legacy always be contentious?' ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai June 10, 2011

    Watch the day's top stories on India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Madhuri Dixit on her memories of MF Husain June 9, 2011

    Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Madhuri Dixit said that she was saddened by Husain's demise. ...
  • The legacy of Maqbool Fida Husain June 9, 2011

    India's Picassao, the legendary Maqbool Fida Husain dies at the age of 95. ...
  • Big B cherishes Husain's paintings June 9, 2011

    Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan today mourned the death of M F Husain and said the best gift he received from the celebrated artist was a painting of Lord Hanuman when he was recuperating after an accident on the sets of Coolie. "M F Husain, artist, painter, friend... passes away! Sad,...
  • Bollywood mourns MF Husain's demise June 9, 2011

    New Delhi/Mumbai: Legendary painter MF Husain had his heart in Bollywood and many from the film industry have expressed grief over his demise today. "Very sad to hear that the great MF Husain is no more, RIP," veteran actor Dev Anand said on micro-blogging site Twitter. "The news is shocking. It is...
  • Tragic for Husain to die in exile: artists June 9, 2011

    New Delhi: Friends and admirers of MF Husain were on Thursday at a loss of words at the demise of the painter famously dubbed 'Piccaso of India' and angry at the fact that he had to die in a foreign land. From contemporaries...
  • Remembering a day in the life of MF Husain June 9, 2011

    An excerpt from CNN-IBN's interview with MF Husain at his house in Dubai two years ago. ...
  • MF Husain is immortal: Shabana Azmi June 9, 2011

    Noted actress Shabana Azmi condoled MF Husain's death saying she was shocked to get the news. ...
  • Celebrated painter MF Husain dies at 95 June 9, 2011

    New Delhi: India's best known artist Maqbool Fida Husain, who took Indian art to the global stage in a celebrated career that was also mired in controversies, died at the age of 95 early Thursday, in London. The ebullient and eccentric barefoot-painter, known for his cubist-inspired modern art, died at the...