Telly actor Kavi Kumar Azad, who was best known for playing the role of Dr Hansraj Haathi in the popular show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma, passed away on Monday after suffering cardiac arrest. Speculations are rife that the actor was not well and was admitted to Wokhardt Hospital. The news was confirmed by the shows's creator, Asit Kumarr Modi. This is indeed a sad news for all his fans who loved watching him on the popular show.
It goes without saying that Kavi was a crucial part of the show and it is going to be very difficult for the viewers to accept other actor playing his part. Apart from the show, Kavi also featured in few Bollywood films including Mela and Funtoosh.
"We are very sad to inform the loss of our senior actor Kavi Kumar Azad. He was playing the character of Dr Hathi in 'Taarak Mehta...'. We lost him to a massive cardiac arrest today morning," Modi said in a statement to IANS.
"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 saying 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," added Modi.
On a related note, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma made it to the Guinness Book of World for the highest number of episodes.
Along with the viewers, it is indeed a shocking news for Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma cast as well and reactions from the other actors are still awaited. The show also features Dilip Joshi, Disha Vakani, Shailesh Lodha and many other actors in pivotal roles.