Born in Gwalior, Yusuf (b. 1952) completed his National Diploma in Fine Arts (1974) and National Diploma in Sculpture (1978) from Gwalior. He has held several one-man shows across the country, and has exhibited in various group shows in India and abroad. He is honoured with various awards including the QINGDAO International Print Biennial of China & International Asian European Biennial, Turkey. He has been an active participant in several art camps across India. His works are a part of collection with various government institutions and several private collectors from India and abroad.