He studied art at the National Diploma in Fine Arts, Gwalior in the year 1974 and National Diploma in Sculpture, Gwalior 1978. Yusuf has won awards like the All India Exhibition MKKP, Raipur 1976-77 International Asian European Biennial, Turkey 1980, All India Drawing Exhibition, Chandigarh 1984-85, Bharat Bhavan Biennial, Bhopal 1986, National Award Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi 1987, M P  State Award 1997, 80, 81, Raza Award, Bhopal 1994 All India Kalidas Award Ujjain M P Youth & Social Welfare Award in 1997. He has had many solo and group shows to his credit.

Lives and works in Bhopal.