Actor Ghanshyam Nayak, who was best known for playing Nattu Kaka in the popular sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, died on Sunday after battling cancer. He was 76-years old. His sudden demise has left the entire TV fraternity and his Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’s co-stars heartbroken. In a recent interview, his co-star Tanmay Vekaria aka Bagga, who had maximum scenes with him on the show, mourned his sad demise and recalled the time he spent with him. Vekaria also revealed that Ghanshyam was in a lot of pain for the last 2-3 months.
While speaking with Etimes, Tanmay Vekaria said Nayak’s death is a huge loss for all of us. Not just for him but for the entire team. “We all were very attached to him. He was such a nice and pure soul. This is really unbelievable and we all are shocked. He passed away today at 5:30 and his son called me around 5:45 to inform me about it,” he added.
Tanmay also revealed that the veteran actor was in immense pain and could not eat or gulp anything. “He was in a lot of pain since the last 2-3 months and I feel now he is in a better place. I would often speak to his son and he would tell me that he was in immense pain and had become cranky because of it. He was not able to gulp, eat or even drink water. He was going through a lot, so in a way now he is in the safe hands of God. May his soul rest in peace,” Tanmay further said.
While recalling the time he spent with Ghanshyam Nayak, he mentioned, “I would always remember Ghanshyam ji as one of the pure souls that I've ever met in my life. I don't think I will ever meet a person like him ever. He was a very simple person and I never saw him ever talking ill about anyone. He always spoke about positivity. I and the entire Taarak family will miss him every single day.”
The last rites of actor Ghanshyam Nayak will take place on Monday.
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