Veteran actor Yusuf Hussain died of COVID-19 at the age of 73 on Saturday. He was being treated at Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital, where he died this morning, his son-in-law and filmmaker Hansal Mehta told a news agency.
Yusuf Hussain’s death has left his family and friends in the film fraternity heartbroken. Hansal Mehta, who is married to Yusuf Hussain’s daughter Safeena, mourned his father-in-law in an emotional Instagram post.
He shared a photo of Yusuf Hussain and wrote about how the late actor helped him to complete his 2012 film Shahid, featuring Rajkummar Rao, when he was “troubled” and his “non-existent career as a filmmaker was almost finished completely.” Hansal Mehta shared that Yusuf Hussain was like a father to him.
In his emotional tribute to his father-in-law, Hansal Mehta 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.”
RIP Yusuf Husain. pic.twitter.com/laP0b1U732— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) October 29, 2021
Yusuf has worked in popular movies like ‘Vivaah’, ‘Dhoom 2’, ‘Khoya Khoya Chand’, ‘Crazy Cukkad Family’, ‘Road To Sangam’ and more.