Veteran Bollywood actor Yusuf Hussain passed away due to COVID-19 on Saturday. He was 73. He was admitted to Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital, where he breathed his last, his son-in-law and filmmaker Hansal Mehta told media-persons. Mehta, who is married to Yusuf Hussain's daughter Safeena, expressed his grief over the loss of his father-in-law on social media. Taking to Instagram, 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." 

Hansal Mehta further added, "He was life - if life itself had to have a physical form. 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!" Below is Hansal Mehta's post for Yusuf Hussain: 


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Condolences have been pouring in from leading Bollywood celebrities for Yusuf Hussain , who was known for his appearances in films like Dhoom 2, Raees and Road To Sangam. Among the names who paid their tributes were Abhishek Bachchan, who worked with the late actor in Kuch Naa Kaho (2003) and the forthcoming Bob Biswas. He tweeted: "#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." Likewise, actress Pooja Bhatt responded to Hansal Mehta's condolence tweet about his father-in-law and said, "This brought tears to my eyes Hansal. Can't begin to imagine what you'll are feeling. My deepest condolences to all!"