New Delhi: Noted television and film actor Yusuf Husain breathed his last this morning. Filmmaker Hansal Mehta took to social media and shared a heartfelt note to his father-in-law and mourned his demise. The cause of his death is yet to be known.

Hansal Mehta 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 check. 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. 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!”

Actor Manoj Bajpayee, Pooja Bhatt, Sanjay Gupta, Abhishek Bachchan and others too extended their condolences to Hansal and wife Safeena Husain in this hour of grief.

Yusuf Husain worked in the Hindi television and film industry for many decades. He played various character roles in several projects. Most of his notable appearances include Raees, Dhoom 2, Dil Chahta Hai, Raaz, Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, Dhoom, Shahid, OMG: Oh My God, Krrish 3, Dabangg 3, The Tashkent Films, Jalebi among many others.

He also featured in popular TV shows such as Mullah Nasruddin, Kumkum: Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan, Ssshhhh… Koi Hai, CID, Tum Bin Jaaoon Kahaan etc.

May his soul rest in peace!