Husain created a sensation by revealing his admiration of film actress Madhuri Dixit. She must have been flattered by his praise and she must have been happy she got a lot of public attention. And then there was Amrita Rao who also got a lot of praise from him. Husain was highly sensitive to the beauty of a woman.
Some unkind folks said it was just a publicity gimmick.
Thee was this woman in Switzerland who made Husain crazy. He was holding an exhibition at that time and he sold a large number of paintings and earned a lot of money.
The entire collection from the show was given by him to this Swiss woman. This affair did not last long.
And when Husain was young, he met a young woman artist. They were together in Rajasthan sketching and painting. When I asked Ela about the relationship, her response was only a smile. Probably it was an emotional relationship between two artists. Later on, Ela wrote Husain’s biography.
Two years ago when Husain was 93, he was asked whether he was still sexually active. Husain’s reply: “The feeling is more powerful than ever before”.
Husain had money and as he himself said, lot of creative energy. If he had affairs, he did not talk about them.