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Veteran Actor Yusuf Hussain Dies at 73 Due to Covid-19

Veteran actor Yusuf Hussain, known for films like Dhoom 2, Raees, and Road to Sangam, died on Saturday due to Covid-19, his son-in-law, filmmaker Hansal Mehta, revealed on Twitter.


Hussain was being treated at the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai.

In his emotional note, Mehta wrote, “I had completed two 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.”

The director added, “Today, he is gone. 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!”

Abhishek Bachchan, who worked with the veteran actor on his upcoming thriller Bob Biswas, also took to Twitter and shared his condolences. “Yusuf ji. We worked together in several films starting with Kuch Naa Kaho and lastly on Bob Biswas. He was gentle, kind and full of warmth. Condolences to his family.”


Actors Manoj Bajpayee, Pooja Bhatt, and Kubbra Sait also expressed their grief over Hussain’s death. Bhatt, in response to Mehta’s note, wrote, “This brought tears to my eyes, Hansal. Can’t begin to imagine what you all are feeling. My deepest condolences to all!”

The veteran actor’s most noted roles were in films such as Dil Chahta Hai, Raaz, Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, Dhoom, Shahid, OMG: Oh My God, Krrish 3, Raees, Dabangg 3, The Tashkent Files, and Jalebi.

He also worked in several television shows like CID, Tum Bin Jaaoon Kahaan, Kumkum: Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan, Ssshhhh… Koi Hai and Mullah Nasruddin.