Famous artist Akbar Padamsee passed away

Highlights:

  • One of India's best-known artists, Akbar Padamsee passed away in Coimbatore on 6 January 2020 at the age of 91 years.
Akbar Padamsee: A fact file
  • Akbar Padamsee was born in Mumbai in 1928. 
  • He earned a Diploma in Painting from Sir JJ School of Art. 
  • He was one of the pioneers of modern Indian art along with S.H. Raza, F.N. Souza, and M.F. Husain. 
  • He was also part of the Progressive Artists' Group. He was renowned for his famous artworks like metascape, Syzygy, Portrait of Husain, Jeune femme aux Cheveux noirs, la tête inclinée, Metascape - III. 
  • He won many honours, including a gold medal from the Lalit Kala Akademi, and the Padma Bhushan in 2010.