A few minutes back, the news that Dr. Hansraj Hathi of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, played by Kavi Kumar Azaad is no more, left fans and the industry shocked. The actor was unwell for three days and was rushed to Wokhardt Hospital at Mira Road when he complained of uneasiness. He was declared dead on arrival. Azaad suffered a cardiac arrest.
Kavi Kumar Azaad's co-star from the show, who plays the society secretary, Mr. Bhide aka Mandar Chandwadkar has shared a heart-breaking reaction with us. He said, "It’s such a shocking news. This morning we all were supposed to shoot for a sequence together at Filmcity. But then we came to know he is unwell so we decided to let him rest and go ahead with the scene without him. I will only say he completed all his work before leaving us. This was a fresh scene which we were supposed to shoot (crying). He didn’t leave anything incomplete. He was such a happy go lucky man. I still can’t believe that he is not with us. We used to sit together, eat together. As soon as he used to come, even before greeting us with a good morning, he used to ask, 'Tiffin mein kya laya hai?' He was a foodie in real life also. He is irreplaceable. Sahi maayane mein Azad ho gaya. I am sorry, I have to keep the phone, I can’t talk any more.
May his soul rest in peace.
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