Maqbool Fida Husain, (born September 17, 1915, Pandharpur, MaharashtraIndia)
 
Forbes magazine has called him the "Picasso of India". Due to certain controversies regarding his paintings in his home country, he was on a self imposed exile from 2006. In January 2010, he was offered the citizenship of Qatar, which he accepted.

A self-taught artist, Muqbool Fida Husain at an early age he learnt the art of calligraphy and practiced the Kulfic khat with its geometric forms. One of India's most gifted artists is an accomplished painter mostly famous for his paintings on Indian women and also for his habit of getting into controversies. His enigmatic painting style, vibrant colors and of course – his extra-ordinary multi-faceted personality has attracted much attention of both art lovers and media.