Super Star Mahesh Babu’s wife Namrata Shirodkar is a former Miss India turned actress. During her hay days, Namrata earned a lot of name and fame. Legendary artist like MF Husaain was her diehard Fan and admirer of Namrata’s beauty. The artist has gifted whole lot of paintings to Namrata nearly ten to fifteen years ago. These paintings are now to go under the hammer for an auction bid on 27th of this month. Entire fund collected from this auction will be transferred to Heal A Child foundation supported by Mahesh Babu.
‘I used to frequently visit Hussain Sir. I met him when my sister was doing ‘Gaja Gamini.’ He presented both me and my sister with a couple of works. I always admired his personality, magnanimous and spontaneous. Highlight in the series of paintings which go for auction would be a large oil canvas depicting horse against a saffron background executed in 1977 and personally given to Mohammed Ali Baig. This cost is estimated nearly Rs.1 to 1.5 Crores,’ said in a statement released by Namrata and auction house.