DELHI – Veteran Bollywood actor Yusuf Hussain died of novel coronavirus at the age of 73 on Saturday.
Yusuf was shifted to a hospital in Mumbai around a week ago after his health condition deteriorated due to Covid-19.
Filmmaker and his son-in-law Hansal Mehta confirmed Yusuf’s death on social media while sharing a an emotional note.
Hansal tweeted, “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. Today he is gone.”
He continued, “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!,” he concluded.
Bollywood stars including Abhishek Bachchan and Pooja Bhatt have expressed sadness over the demise of Yusuf.