Indian High Commission to Britain has expressed grief over the demise of the legendary artist Maqbool Fida Husain.

“Husain’s death is an immense loss to millions of his admirers across India, the UK and the world. We mourn his passing away. In his death, the world of art has lost a person of prodigious talent who had opened up new horizons for other painters,” the High Commission said in a statement here on Friday.

“The High Commission of India sends its heartfelt condolences to the members of the bereaved family. At this difficult moment, we pray that God may give them the strength to bear this irreparable loss,” the statement added.

Mr. Husain, who rose from a Bollywood billboard artist to become India’s most celebrated painter worldwide, died here on Thursday.

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