Hansal Mehta Pays An Emotional Tribute That Says, “Not My Father-In-Law But A Father” On Yusuf Husain’s Death

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 in a recent interview. Yusuf Husain was admitted to Lilavati hospital in Mumbai.

Mourning Husain’s demise, Hansal Mehta 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. 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 film director Hansal Mehta was married to Yusuf Husain’s daughter Safeena, a social worker and activist.

Hansal Mehta 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. 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!”

Many celebrities reacted 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.”

Yusuf Husain mainly depicted father roles in films. He is best remembered for Dil Chahta Hai in 2001, Dhoom in 2004, Apahran in 2005, Vivah in 2006, Dhoom in 2006, O My God! In 2012 and Krrish 3 in 2013, Raees in 2017 among others. 

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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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