Maqbool Fida Husain was dubbed as the ‘Picasso of India & also a prolific photographer & filmmaker who courted controversy through his paintings as well.

He had a fascination for Bollywood films & the beauties who reigned on the big screen including Amrita Rao, Vidya Balan apart from Madhuri his favourite muse.

MF Hussain after he painted nude paintings of Hindu Goddesses went into exile to Qatar in 2006 & later granted citizenship 2010.

MF Husain often visited Hyderabad & married Fazila Bibi a Hyderabadi in 1941. The couple had 6 children.

MF Husain’s had great admiration for Madhuri Dixit, watched Hum Apke Hai Kaun nearly 70 times & made Gaja Gamini with her in 2000.

He also made Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities in 2004 impressed by Tabu’s timeless beauty, who was a Hyderabadi herself.

In 1999 he opened a museum ‘Cinema Ghar’ in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad which had collections of artworks, books & CDs- but was demolished in 2021.

For those who want to see MF Husain’s early art works they can visit the contemporary section in Hyderabad’s Public Gardens’ State Art Museum & Salar Jung Museum.