Reporting from Karachi, Pakistan, and New Delhi -- India's most famous artist, M.F. Husain, often referred to as the Picasso of India, died Thursday in a London hospital. He was 95.
The cause of death was not immediately clear, although he was being treated for fluid in his lungs.
Husain left India in 2006, angered by Hindu hardliners who condemned his nude depictions of Hindu gods. Last year Husain, a Muslim, became a citizen of Qatar, dividing his time between homes there and in London.
During his lifetime, he painted an estimated 25,000 works that in his later years were commanding record sums in keeping with his growing fame. His epic work "Mahabharata: The...