Madhuri expressed her grief on the demise of the painter over phone from Denver. “I will fall short of words to express myself on this legend. He shared a very beautiful bond with me. I will always miss him. May his soul rest in peace," The Times of India quoted her as saying.
The actress said that the painter, who was exiled to Qatar following charges over some of his paintings, was a complete Indian at heart and missed colourful Indian festivals. She shared fond memories of him by saying, “Age never touched him. We were in touch always. He would travel a lot and would call me from different parts of the world to share smallest and big details about his life and profession. It was so sweet."
She also wished that she could meet him before his death. “I had invited him to come over to Denver several times, but Husain saab was always busy. I wish I could have met him once," she said.
MF Hussain, who was given the title Picasso of India, passed away at the wee hours of Thursday (June 9). The 95-year-old painter died of cardiac arrest at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London.