17/09/2015 9:57 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Google Doodles Artistic Tribute To 'Picasso Of India', MF Hussain, On 100th Birth Anniversary

Google has paid a fitting tribute to one of India's most renowned talents, Maqbool Fida Hussain, in the form of a beautiful brush stroke doodle reminiscent of the late artist's cubist style.


Everything one possibly needs to be know about Hussain is available at a single tap -- on clicking on the picture, readers are directed to several links that contain information about the late artist, from his paintings to his achievements and life in general.

A multi-faceted painter, Hussain was also known for his work as a print maker, photographer and filmmaker: 'Through The Eyes Of A Painter' won him a National Film Award, and A Golden Bear.

The winner of the Padma Sri award (1966), Hussain relocated to London and Dubai after being threatened by right-wing Hindutva fundamentalists for painting controversial portraits of nude Hindu gods. Also referred to as the 'Picasso of India', the maestro passed away on June 9, 2011 at the age of 95 in London, and is survived by five children.

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