Mumbai: Most Popular show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma’s actor Kavi Kumar Azaad, known for playing the character of Dr Hansraj Hathi, passed away today after suffering a cardiac arrest. The actor was unwell for three days and died after a massive cardiac arrest.
He breathed his last an hour ago. The actor was unwell for three days and was rushed to Wokhardt Hospital at Mira Road when he complained of uneasiness. He was declared dead on arrival.
The shoot of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah at Film City has been cancelled after the team learnt of his sudden demise.
TMKOC’s maker, said, “We are very sad to inform loss of our senior actor Kavi Kumar Azaad. He was playing the character of Dr Hathi in TMKOC. We lost him to a massive cardiac arrest today morning. He was an amazing actor and a very positive person. He truly Loved the show and always came for the shoot even if he was not feeling well. He called today morning that he is not well and will not be able to come for shoot. And later we got the news that he passed away. We are all too numb to say anything.”
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah has been entertaining the viewers for the past eight years through its slice of life stories. Set against the backdrop of Gokuldham society in suburban Mumbai.
Azaad replaced actor Nirmal Soni as Dr Hathi, who played the role for a year since the show’s inception, in 2009. He will be truly missed! Our condolences to the family.
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is India’s longest running sitcom serial. It is produced by Neela Tele Films Private Limited. The show went on air on 28 July, 2008. It airs from Monday to Friday on SAB TV. Reruns of the show started on Sony Pal on 2 November, 2015.
The show is based on the column Duniya Ne Undha Chashma written by columnist and journalist Taarak Mehta for Gujarati weekly magazine Chitralekha. It is the longest running scripted show in India.