'We are sorry' - Twitterati apologise for Husain's exile

A collection of Twitter responses to Husain's death.

FP Editors June 09, 2011 13:09:09 IST
'We are sorry' - Twitterati apologise for Husain's exile

News that M.F. Husain had passed away in a hospital in London was picked up on Twitter very quickly, with users such as @argus48 asking if "reports of his death" were true.
Hindustan Times confirmed the news shortly after, prompting a flood of responses on Twitter. These included tweets by celebrities such as Barkha Dutt who had interviewed him on multiple occasions, and writer Taslima Nasreen who tweeted, "M.F.Hussain could not spend his last days in his motherland! Cry,the beloved country. Cry." However the 'regular' Twiteratti were also quick to react. An overwhelming majority of tweets reflected anger at the way Husain was treated, and criticised the government and nationalist elements who prevented him from calling India home during his final years.

We are sorry  Twitterati apologise for Husains exile

Husain with Tabu in 2006 at the shooting of the film Meenaxi: A tale of 3 cities. Jayanta Shaw/Reuters

This is a collection of Twitter responses to Husain's death. There were also a number of tweets that continued to criticise and ridicule him, but we have decided not to showcase these sentiments here.

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