Maqbool Fida Husain, one of India?s best known artist, passed away in London, earlier this morning. He was 95.
Husain, a Qatari citizen?since 2010 had to leave his motherland (India) in 2006, after a series of legal cases and death threats over paintings that showed Hindu Goddess nude. His paintings and exhibitions were then vandalized.
Husain was among the earliest Indian painters to command huge prices at international auctions.?He has received several major Indian awards like including the Padma Vibhushan.