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29 May 2007, 11:18 AM
What abysmal perversity, pitting the perversion of Hussain against the eloquence and grandeur of Ravi Varma!

All members kindly do protest through the HJS channel.

M F Hussain selected for Raja Ravi Varma Award

Thiruvananthapuram, May 12: M F Hussain has been selected for Kerala government's prestigious Raja Ravi Varma Award. Announcing this year's award, education and culture minister M A Baby said the award comprising Rs.1.25 lakh in cash prize, a citiation and a plaque would be presented to Hussain on his birthday on September 17.

Baby informed Hussain over telephone about Kerala government's award from the venue of the press conference. Hussain expressed happiness over getting the award instituted in the name of the great artist Raja Ravi Varma, Baby told reporters.

The jury was chaired by well-known artist Vivan Sundram. The other members were Ajayakumar, C N Karunakaran and Razia Soni.

Source: http://www.zeenews.com/znnew/articles.asp?aid=370931&sid=REG

12 September 2007, 08:40 PM
Kerala HC stays award to M F Husain
September 12, 2007 | 18:20 IST

The Kerala High Court Wednesday restrained the state government from conferring the 'Raja Ravi Varma' award to noted painter M F Husain.

A division bench comprising Chief Justice H L Dathu and Justice K T Shankaran issued the interim order on a petition by one Ravi Varma of the erstwhile royal family challenging government's decision to confer award to Husain.

The petitioner argued Husain had "abused" the freedom of expression by depicting Hindu gods and goddess in a "vulgar" manner, disregarding religious sentiments and feelings. Hence there are no guidelines for selection of the award. Despite several protests in the state, the government has not withdrawn the award, he stated.

Earlier the state education and cultural department had announced that Husain will be conferred the award on September 17.

15 September 2007, 10:23 PM
It seems our celebrities care more for their fame and money than even for their gods and nation. Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar looks up at the sky when he scores his first fity runs, and seems to treat it as God's blessings, but yet, he would not be sensitive to visiting the painter M.F.Hussain when he was recently in the U.K.

Does Sachin Tendulkar respect MF Husain more than Hindu Deities?