9 June in History


Maqbool Fida Husain, arguably India’s best known artist, was born on 17 September 1915 in Pandharpur, Maharashtra. He died, in self-imposed exile from his country, on 9 June 2011.   A self-taught artist, M.F. Husain took to drawing from an early age. Usually not prone to throwing tantrums as a child he would, however, get annoyed if denied his eraser,… Read More →
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