Azaad’s death has sent shockwaves in the television industry. The senior
actor, who played Dr Hansraj Hathi in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, died
after a massive cardiac arrest this morning.
Now, we have learnt that a port-mortem is currently being conducted. Kavi’s inconsolable parents, who had gone to Lucknow to attend a wedding have left for Mumbai and will be here soon.
A while ago, we brought to you Team Taarak and producer Asit Kumarr Modi’s statement which reads:
We are very sad to inform loss of our senior actor Kavi Kumar Azaad. He was playing the character of Dr Hathi in TMKOC. We lost him to a massive cardiac arrest today morning.
A Still From Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
"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 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," says Asit Kumarr Modi, the show’s producer.
Kavi Kumar Azaad's co-star from the show, who plays the society secretary, Mr. Bhide aka Mandar Chandwadkar also shared a heart-breaking reaction with us.
The actor was unwell for three days and was rushed to Wockhardt Hospital at Mira Road when he complained of uneasiness. He was declared dead on arrival.
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Still
The shoot of the show at Film City has been cancelled after the team learnt of this news.
May his soul rest in peace.
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