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.
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.