M F Husain's favourite muse, Madhuri Dixit mourns his death. She tells NDTV, "“I was shocked...it was out of the blue. It is a very, very sad day for me! ...India has lost a jewel.”
She continues to fondly remember him, "There was a little child in him, who was excited about everything that he saw. There is no doubt in my mind that he ever wanted to hurt people's sentiments, it is just perception- how he looked at it and how people look at it."