Born 1952 in Gwalior, Yusuf did his National Diploma in Fine Arts and National Diploma in Sculpture in Gwalior in 1974 and 1978 respectively. He is presently working with Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal. He has held solo shows in New Delhi in 1980, 1986, 1990, 2000; Ahmedabad in 1985; Mumbai in 1989, 1990, 1991, 1982, 2001, 1997, 1998, 2004; Calcutta in 1982; Gwalior in 1976,1978, 1980; Bhopal in 1976, 1978; Japan in 1998 among others. He has also participated in several group shows across India and aboard. He is a recipient of M.P.State Award in 1977,80,81; All India Kalidas Award, Ujjain in 1977; All India Exhibition MKKP Raipur in1976,77; M.P.Youth & Social Welfare Award in1979; All India Drawing Exhibition, Chandigarh in1984,85; State Raza Award, Bhopal in 1984; Bharat Bhavan Biennial, Bhopal in1986; National Award LKA New Delhi in1987; International Asian European Biennial, Turkey in 1990; Indian Eclectics Exhibition, New Delhi in1989; Govt.of India Fellowship HRD Ministry, New Delhi in 1989-92; QIONGDAO International Print Biennial of China in 2000; Shikhar Samman by Dept. of Culture, Govt. of M.P. in 2001 and Raza Foundation Award in 2004. He lives and works in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.