Dr. Haathi of Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashma passes away

NC Network, Mumbai 

Leaving his fans grieving, Actor Kavi Kumar Azad, best known for his character of Dr. Hansraj Haathi in the popular sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma, died on Monday after suffering from a massive cardiac arrest. The actor was admitted at Wockhardt Hospital in Mira road, Thane.

Producer of the show Asit Kumar Modi confirmed the news of actor’s death. “With a heavy heart, we are informing about the loss of our senior actor Kavi Kumar Azad, who played the character of Dr. Haathi in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma. He was an amazing actor. Even while he was unwell since last few days, he never missed his shoot. He was always there on the sets. He called me today morning to say he was keeping unwell so he would not be able to come to the shoot today. Later, we got the news of he passing away. We are too shocked and numb to say anything,”  Asit Kumar Modi said in his statement.

Apart from this sitcom, Azad also worked in films like Mela and Funtoosh. 

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