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Ghanshyam Nayak aka Nattu Kaka of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah passes away

Ghanshyam Nayak who is popularly known for playing the role of Nattu Kaka in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah passed away today. He was 77 years old.

India TV Entertainment Desk India TV Entertainment Desk
New Delhi Updated on: October 03, 2021 20:10 IST
Ghanshyam Nayak aka Nattu kaka of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah passes away
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Ghanshyam Nayak aka Nattu kaka of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah passes away

Ghanshyam Nayak who is popularly known for playing the role of Nattu Kaka in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah passed away today. He was 77 years old. Ghanshyam took his last breath at Mumbai’s Suchak Hospital at around 5:30pm. The actor had recently revealed that he was diagnosed with cancer and was undergoiung chemotherapy.

Asit Kumar Modi, who is the creator of "Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah", said the actor's health deteriorated in the past few days. "He passed away today evening. He wasn't keeping well for a long time. He had cancer. He always wanted to keep shooting. Even though he was unwell, work would always make him happy. I would look for opportunities to get him on the show. But it had become difficult for him to shoot. For the last two days he was extremely unwell," Modi told PTI.

Earlier, Nattu Kaka’s son Vikas said in an interview, "In April, we did a positron emission tomography scanning of his neck, in which again some spots were found. He did not have any discomfort or pain in any way. But we did not want to take any risk, because of that we have started his chemotherapy sessions again. This treatment is being done from the same hospital and doctor from whom he was earlier. Papa is completely fine, just once a month we take him to the hospital for the session Will get a PET scan done again next month. I hope those spots are gone."

Apart from TMKOC, Ghanshyam haD worked in several Gujarati films, Hindi movies and TV shows. Not only this, but had even been a part of 100 Gujrati stage plays. He also made an appearance in various Bollywood films including-- . Masoom, Tirangaa, Aashik Awara, Aankhen, China Gate, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Tere Naam.

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