Search engine giant, Google, honored Maqbool Fida Husain, commonly known as M.F Husain, with a doodle dedicated to him, on his 100th birth anniversary. It shows the artist holding a paintbrush next to a few artfully painted circles that are suggestive of the Google logo.
“This was partly due to his modernist, slightly cubist paintings and to the sheer volume of work he produced. His middle name, ‘Fida’ can be translated as ‘obsessed’ or ‘devoted’ which could also describe his approach to making art.” Google said.
Besides painting, he also directed many films which includes: “Through the Eyes of a Painter” (1967), which won him the National Film Award for Best Experimental Film and a Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. He also made two Hindi movies, Gaja Gamini with Madhuri Dixit and “Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities” (2004), which was screened in the Marché du Film section of the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.
He was born in Pandharpur, Maharashtra and was one of India’s most respected artists, who died at the age of 95, on June 9, 2011. He painted in an abstract style, earning him the moniker “the Picasso of India.” He was honoured with prestigious awards including, Padma Shree, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, over the years.