M.F. Husain, also known as Maqbool Fida Husain, was an Indian artist renowned for his vibrant and controversial paintings. Born on September 17, 1915, in Pandharpur, Maharashtra, Husain began his career as a Bollywood film poster artist. However, he soon gained recognition for his unique and imaginative approach to painting. Husain’s style was characterized by bold, fluid lines and bright colors, often depicting themes from Indian mythology, culture, and daily life. He had a keen interest in horses and frequently incorporated them into his artworks, becoming synonymous with his iconic horse paintings. His ability to capture movement and energy on the canvas made his art visually captivating. Throughout his career, Husain courted controversy due to the explicit and sometimes provocative nature of his art. Some of his works, particularly those featuring Hindu goddesses, drew criticism from conservative groups, leading to legal challenges and even death threats. As a result, he spent the later years of his life in self-imposed exile.