One of India’s best-known artists, Akbar Padamsee passed away in Coimbatore on 6 January 2020. He was 91 years old.
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.