• Veteran actor Yusuf Hussain dies of Covid-19


    Mumbai: Veteran actor Yusuf Hussain, best known for his role in Dhoom 2, Raees and Road to Sangam, passed away today at the age of 73. The actor had tested positive for Covid-19 and succumbed to the infection this morning at Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital.

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    Expressing grief and sharing the news on Twitter, Yusuf Hussain's son-in-law, renowned film director Hansal Mehta wrote, “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.”

    Actors like Abhishek Bachchan and Manoj Bajpayee also mourned Yusuf Hussain on Twitter. Abhishek, who worked with the late actor in the 2003 film Kuch Naa Kaho and forthcoming movie Bob Biswas, 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."

    "Sad News!!! Condolences to Safeena and Hansal Mehta and the entire family!!! Rest in peace Yusuf saab," wrote Manoj Bajpayee.

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