Bollywood actor Yusuf Husain has passed away due to Covid-19 complications. He was 73 and best remembered for his roles in Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Dhoom (2004), Apahran (2005), Vivah (2006), Dhoom (2006), Krissh 3 (2013), Raees (2017) among others.
Husain was admitted to Lilavati hospital in Mumbai and the news of his demise was confirmed by filmmaker Hansal Mehta, who is married to Yusuf’s daughter Safeena.
Hansal has shared a heartfelt note on Twitter remembering his father-in-law. He wrote, “I had completed 2 schedules of Shahid. And we were stuck. I was troubled. A non-existent career as a filmmaker was almost finished completely. He just came up to me and said I have a fixed deposit and it is of no use to me if you are so troubled. He wrote a cheque. Shahid was completed. That was Yusuf Husain. Not my father-in-law but a father. He was life if life itself had to have a physical form.”
He further penned, “Today he is gone. To remind all those women in heaven that they are ‘Duniya ki sabse khubsurat ladki’ and all the men that they are ‘Haseen naujwaan’. And then to end with a booming ‘love you love you love you’. Yusuf Saab I owe this new life to you. I am truly orphaned today. Life will never be the same. I will miss you terribly. My Urdu will remain broken. And yes – love you love you love you!”
Actor Pooja Bhatt wrote, “This brought tears to my eyes Hansal. Can’t begin to imagine what you’ll are feeling. My deepest condolences to all!”
Renuka Shahane wrote, “RIP Yusufji. He was such a kind, gentle person and a wonderful actor. Heartfelt condolences to you and your family.”
Filmmaker Nikkhil Advani tweeted, “Deepest condolences.”