Actor Bhavya Gandhi, who's known for playing Tappu in the popular comedy show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah recently lost his father, Vinod Gandhi, to COVID 19. Paying tribute to his late father, the actor shared an emotional note on Instagram saying how his father fought the deadly virus till the last minute. He also encouraged everyone to get vaccinated and not to believe any myths. He also thanked Sonu Sood and others during this tough time. "You will always be missed papa," the caption of the post read.
"Hey! I'm here just for a brief time. Here to discuss few things. My dad got COVID on 9th of April and was on proper medication and under doctors observation since. He fought COVID with all his power he stood on the battlefield till his last breath, he fought COVID like a KING. He was, is and will always be the reason of everything great and good in my life. My dad used to take utmost care of himself with and without COVID and COVID still got him. Requesting you all to please get vaccinated. Do not believe on any stop stories. Get vaccinated that's the only way of this deadly virus," Gandhi's Instagram post read.
He added: "Thank you to all the doctor, nurses and all the staff in all the hospitals, where he was admitted. Thank you Sonu Sood sir, Rakesh Kothari, Narendra Hirani, Pinakin Shah and Dharpesh Chhajed for making all the things available. Thank you to our family, extended family and my dearest friends who supported us in this hard time. Thank you for all of your blessings and prayers. I know wherever you are papa you are happy. Thank you for teaching everything papa, I love you. Until next time papa."
Bhavya rose to fame for his stint in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah for 9 years. He quit the show to explore new opportunities. After his exit from the show, he has been away from the small screen but he was a part of some Gujarati films. He still shares a close bond with the cast of TMKOC.