Kavi Kumar Azad (hansraj hathi) Died today at Mumbai, the actor who played Dr. Haathi in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma has died. He had been admitted to the Wokhardt Hospital at Mira Road, as he had been sick for some days. He went into coma in the night, and then suffered from a fatal heart attack in the afternoon. His co-stars from the show have expressed deep shock at the demise of the actor. Kavi (tmkoc cast) was known for his colorful role as the Dr Haathi, and was one of the most popular characters on the show. Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashma has become the longest running sit com in India. It completed 2500 episodes few days ago, and has been noted in the Limca Book of World Records.
On social media, people have been stating their shock, and grief over the loss of the gifted actor, and celebrate his art through his unforgettable character on the show. The shooting for the comedy sit com has been cancelled due to the Azad’s death.
Asit Kumarr Modi, has, in a brief statement expressed that he’s just too numb to react at the situation. He called Azad a positive person, and a gifted actor. He had received a call from Azad, in which the actor had said that he was ill, and couldn’t come for the shooting of the show. And, all of a sudden, Modi got the message that he’s passed away. Azad was one of the enduring characters actor on the show, and he will always live on with his immortal presence on the screen. It is always a loss when we lose people, but its intensified when someone we have come to see leaves us. Actor Hiten Tejwani also bid goodbye to the actor, as he wrote on his twitter account, “Saddened to hear about the untimely death of Kavi Kumar Azad. You will be missed!”.
— hitentejwani (@tentej) July 9, 2018
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) July 9, 2018