India artist MF Hussain may become Qatar citizen

Sahar Zaman , CNN-IBN | Apr 13, 2010 at 03:08pm


Celebrated artist MF Hussain has reportedly been offered citizenship by Qatar. It's an honour that has been conferred upon him by the Emirate's ruling family as a reward for his tireless work that he has done for a Doha museum on the Arab civilization. Hussain has been given this citizenship without him applying for it but there is no confirmation on whether he has accepted Qatar citizenship as yet. If he does, he will have to give up Indian citizenship, as India does not allow dual citizenship. Hussain has not been able to set foot in India because of the right wing threats on his life here in India. If he takes up the offer, he will no longer be Indian.