Legendary Artist Sayed Haider Raza Dies in Delhi. He Was 94

Sayed Haider Raza lived and worked in France since 1950.

New Delhi: Modern Indian artist Sayed Haider Raza died in New Delhi today following a prolonged illness.

He was 94. Mr Raza was suffering from old-age related ailments and was in the intensive care unit of a private hospital for the last two months.

"The end came at 11 am," poet Ashok Vajpeyi, who was a close friend of the artist, told Press Trust of India.

The last rites will be conducted in Mandala in Madhya Pradesh, according to his wishes.

An internationally acclaimed painter, Mr Raza was honoured with the Padma Shri.

He was elected as fellow of the Lalit Kala Akademi in 1983.