"That's right. Kavi Kumar Azaad (Dr Hathi of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah) was almost dead about 8 years ago. He was brought in that state to me. He had collapsed on the sets," Dr Muffi Lakdawala, India's leading Bariatric Surgeon confirms to SpotboyE.com.

So, what was the problem, we asked? Dr Lakdawala replied, "Well, he weighed 265 kg then. And obviously with that weight, you cannot go on."

Kavi Kumar Azaad

Dr Hathi (45) died on Monday  after a massive cardiac arrest, leaving the TV industry and his fans in a pall of gloom. He was cremated yesterday afternoon. Since then, his co-actors especially Bhide (Mandar Chandwadkar), Jethalal (Dilip Joshi) and the Tappu Sena has been in a state of shock.

Back to the surgery. Dr Hathi was immediately put on the ventilator and after a period of time, was wheeled into the Operation Theatre for a bariatric surgery.

Kavi Kumar Azaad

The actor in question was down to nearly 140 kg after the operation. He went back on the sets and resumed his normal life.

But then, something happened. Something that you may not believe. And Dr Hathi did that to his own self! We are coming up with that SHOCKING STORY. Don't go away. 

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