According to reports, renowned painter and filmmaker MF Husain passed way in London on June 9th, 2011. The 95-year old former movie billboard artist was living in exile in Dubai, after controversy over one of his paintings broke in India, in 2005.

Husain had written and directed two Hindi films, the Madhuri Dixit-starrer, Gaja Gamini (2000), and the Tabu-statter, Meenaxi: Tale of 3 Cities (2004). MF Husain was often in the news due to the millions his paintings made at auctions and also for his supposed search for the next muse.

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