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On his 100th birth anniversary, M F Husain, one of the best known painters in modern and contemporary India, has been honoured with a Google Doodle.

The doodle paid tribute to Husain with an abstract art design showing the letters G,O,O,E as circles and the artist’s right arm and paint brush completing the word Google.

Born in Pandharpur, in Maharashtra, Maqbool Fida Husain exhibited mastery over techniques of line and colour and over a career that spanned decades turned out a prolific amount of artworks.

He was particularly fond of creating large sized canvases and had begun his career in his 20s as a painter of cinema hoardings.

In 1971 he was invited to showcase his art alongside works by Pablo Picasso at the Sao Paolo Biennale.

He was honoured with a Padma Shri (1955), Padma Bhushan (1973) and Padma Vibhushan (1991).

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