TV actor Kavi Kumar Azad, famous for his role of Dr Hansraj Haathi in a popular comedy sitcom ‘Tarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashma’ passed away Monday afternoon. Dr Haathi aka Kavi Kumar died after suffering a massive heart attack.
Kavi Kumar was unwell and had slipped into coma last night, following which he was admitted to hospital.
Being an integral part of the famous sitcom TMKOC, the demise of the actor has driven the fans in a deep shock and garnered condolences from the entire nation.
The show’s producer, Asit Kumarr Modi, said in a grieving sense,
“We are very sad to inform loss of our senior actor Kavi Kumar Azaad. He was playing the character of Dr Hathi in Taarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashma. 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.”
The team of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah has cancelled the shoot for the day at the Film City after this heart breaking news.
The late TV star was also seen in films like Aamir Khan-Twinkle Khanna starrer ‘Mela’ and Paresh Rawal starrer ‘Funtoosh’.