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Friday, June 10, 2011

MF Husain laid to rest in UK

Maqbool Fida Husain was laid to rest at Brookwood cemetery at Woking in Surrey, south of London on Friday (10-June-2011) afternoon.
The body of India's most acclaimed painter Maqbool Fida Husain was on Friday laid to rest with full Muslim religious rites at Brookwood cemetery in Britain, honouring his last wishes.

Husain was laid to rest at the cemetery, one of the biggest in Europe, at Woking in UK's Surrey. 95-year-old Husain died of lung congestion at the Royal Brompton hospital on Thursday.

The Indian government made amends by sending high commissioner Nalin Surie to lay a wreath on its behalf — a simple and solemn gesture, but one full of symbolism as the last rites were performed. Also present were London-based Indian businessmen Lakshmi Mittal and Gopi Hinduja apart from 50-odd mourners.

The world of showbiz and sports mourned the death of legendary Indian painter Maqbool Fida Husain over Twitter, sharing their memories and grief.

From Bollywood stars to the sporting fraternity, all commented and shared their feelings over Husain in the Micro-blogging site.

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