(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India
Condoles Demise of M F Husain
The Polit Bureau of the
Communist Party of India
(Marxist), when in session at Hyderabad,
issued the following statement on June 10, 2011.
Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) deeply mourns
of one of modern India's
most iconic artists Maqbool Fida Husain. Born in Maharashtra's temple
Pandharpur, Husain grew up in Indore
with his father, having lost his mother in childhood.
from his signal contributions, through his paintings and other creative
activity, in strengthening the aesthetic traditions of India, Husain richly contributed in
syncretic civilisational ethos. Though he passed away at this ripe old
95, his absence would be dearly felt in this respect.
is most unfortunate that Husain had to stay away from India
self-imposed exile since 2006. The CPI(M) had steadfastly protested
harassment of Husain by the Hindutva communal forces. It is a pity that
government of the day did not heed the voice of powerful solidarity in
country to facilitate the return of Husain to India.
Husain's death must
galvanise the movement to safeguard and strengthen the syncretic
ethos of India,
firmly adhering to secular democratic traditions.
Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) conveys its deep felt condolences to
family members, activist-painter son Shamshad and other members of the