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M. F. Husain Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : September 17, 2020

Short Biography

 M. F. Husain was born on 17-09-1915 in Pandharpur in the state of Maharashtra, India. He was an Indian Painter, Film Director & Screenwriter who is best known for making vibrantly coloured narrative paintings & his work in the Bollywood industry.

Other Name: Maqbool Fida Husain, M F Hussain, Indian Picasso
Other Professions: Film Director Screenwriter
Appearance: Bollywood

M. F. Husain Complete Bio & Career

Maqbool Fida Husain, popularly known as M F Husain, he is a renowned painter from India.
He attended Sir JJ School of Art. Initially, in his career, he painted cinema posters and also worked for toy building and designing companies. He was one of the artists who founded The Progressive Artist’s Group in Mumbai post India's partition. Husain and other artists during the time saw partition as a transformation in Indian modern art. In 1952, his first solo exhibit happened in Zurich. Further, his first exhibit in the US was in India House in 1964. The Government of India awarded him with fourth highest civilian award, Padma Shri. As a filmmaker, his debut film was ‘Through the Eyes of a Painter’ that won a Golden Bear Short Film Award at Berlin Film Festival. Another film ‘Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities’ is also his notable work. He was awarded Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan Award in 1973 and 1991 respectively.
Husain executed his paintings in a modified Cubist style and were caustic, funny, somber and serious as well. He covered several themes including series of paintings on MK Gandhi, the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, Mother Teresa, and the British rule in India. His paintings were also the center of controversy as Hindu God and Goddesses were depicted in non-traditional ways. The free spirit of horses can be extensively seen in his works. He is the most celebrated and internationally renowned Indian artist of the 20th century. He also became India’s highest-selling painter when his artwork was auctioned at $1.6 million in 2008. 

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Honours & Awards

Padma Shri Civilian Award 1966 Arts
Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 1973 Arts
Padma Vibhushan Civilian Award 1991 Arts

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

M. F. Husain died on 09-06-2011 at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, United Kingdom. He died due to a heart attack at age of 95.

DEATHDAY 9 June,2011 (Friday)
DEATH COUNTRY United Kingdom

M. F. Husain Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Fida Hussain and Zunaib Hussain. He had one sister named Zubeida S Ali. He had one sister named Zubeida S Ali. He was married to Fazila Bibi from 1941 until her death in 1998. Together they had 3 sons and a daughter.

Life's Important Dates Of M. F. Husain

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour White

Personal Info

Home Town Pandharpur, Maharashtra
Nationality Qatari
Religion Islam
Address Qatar
School N/A
College Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai
Qualification Graduate
Hobbies Painting and Writing
Marital Status Married
Debut Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities (2005)
Net Worth $50 Million


Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actress Madhuri Dixit , Amrita Rao
Favorite Actor Shah Rukh Khan
Favorite Place London

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About M. F. Husain

  • He was known as Indian Picasso.
  • Initially, he used to make cinema hoardings to earn money.
  • His short film titled 'Through the Eyes of a Painter' was showcased at Berlin Film festival.
  • He was made Rajya Sabha MP in the year 1986.

M. F. Husain Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

M. F. Husain was 95 years 8 months & 22 days old age.