Updated: October 31, 2021 9:23:55 am
Veteran actor Yusuf Husain has passed away due to Covid-19 complications. He was 73. Filmmaker Hansal Mehta confirmed the death of his father-in-law to indianexpress.com. Husain was admitted to Lilavati hospital in Mumbai.
Mourning Husain’s demise, Hansal, posted a tribute note on Twitter, “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.”
RIP Yusuf Husain. pic.twitter.com/laP0b1U732
— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) October 29, 2021
Hansal further wrote, “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!”
Hansal was married to Yusuf Husain’s daughter Safeena, a social worker and activist. Safeena also remembered her father on Twitter. She wrote, “I don’t have words to express the pain. Just a giant, gaping hole in my heart. Rest in peace Daddy. Love you, love you, love you. #YusufHusain @mehtahansal.”
— Safeena Husain (@safeenahusain) October 30, 2021
Many celebrities responded to Hansal’s tweet and condoled Yusuf’s death. 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!” Filmmaker Nikkhil Advani tweeted, “Deepest condolences.”
Farhan Akhtar wrote on Twitter: “Saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. #YusufHusain.. had the pleasure of working with him on Dil Chahta Hai and remember him fondly and with respect. RIP.”
— manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) October 30, 2021
Abhishek Bachchan wrote on his official Twitter handle, “#RIP Yusuf ji. We worked together in several films starting with Kuch na kaho and lastly on Bob Biswas. He was gentle, kind and full of warmth. Condolences to his family.”
Yusuf Husain primarily portrayed father roles in films. He best remembered fir Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Dhoom (2004), Apahran (2005), Vivah (2006), Dhoom (2006), O My God! (2012) and Krissh 3 (2013), Raees (2017) among others.
He also dabbled with television shows like Yudh. He will be seen in films like The Letters and Crazy Cukkad Family that await a release date.
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