Maqbool Fida Husain was a modern Indian painter born in Pandharpur, Madhya Pradesh. Leaning towards painting at an early age, he learned the art of calligraphy. His career started by painting cinema hoardings for livelihood. His entry as a known artist was marked by the painting ‘Sunhera Sansaar’ exhibited at the Bombay Art Society. With his association with Bombay Progressive Artists’ group, he was exposed to western art. When he visited Delhi he confronted Mathura Sculptures and Indian miniature paintings. Merging the ideas from Western and Indian art was a turning point in his career. Some of his famous painting includes Living Goddesses (1960), Horses (1960), The Lost Princesses (1964), and Lady with Veena (1979) etc. From early in his painting career until his death, he enjoyed painting free spirit of horses. For his enormous contribution to the art, he was awarded three highest civilian awards Padma Shri in 1966, Padma Bhushan in 1973 and Padma Vibhushan in 1991. Some of his last works stirred controversies for painting nude pictures of Hindu gods and goddesses. Besides paintings, he was also known for his work as a printmaker, photographer, and filmmaker. On 9th June 2011, this world bid goodbye to such a great artist.