Hema Upadhyay


Age: 43

Indian renowned contemporary artist and painter who was known for her photography and sculptural installations to explore notions of personal identity, dislocation, nostalgia and gender whose works depicted Mumbai's dark underworld that have been displayed at various international exhibitions in China, Australia, France, Israel and Japan, but who had recently made tabloid headlines in India in 2013 when she sued her estranged ex-husband Chintan Upadhyay for harassment after he painted obscene sketches on the walls of their Mumbai flat while undergoing a messy divorce.

Cause of Death: Homicide by bludgeoning

Born: 1972

Died: December 11, 2015

Mumbai, India