MUMBAI: The cast and crew of famous TV show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah bade a teary farewell to their co-star Kavi Kumar Azaad on Tuesday. His last rites were performed at Mira Road by his family today, in attendance of his colleagues.
Azaad, 46, who was known for his character Dr Hansraj Hathi in the show, passed away on Monday after a massive cardiac arrest.
Shailesh Lodha (Taarak Mehta), Amit Bhatt (Champaklal Jayantilal Gada), Shyam Pathak (Popatlal), Gurucharan Singh (Roshan Singh Sodhi), Sharad Sankla (Abdul), Ghanashyam Nayak (Nattu Kaka) attended Azaad’s funeral in Mumbai. Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah recently completed 2,500 episodes. “His death news came as a shock to all of us. It happened suddenly. He used to feel unwell on the set sometimes. He used to be down with fever or have weakness. But he never let the show’s shooting get affected. He used to shoot his part first,” show’s creator Asit Kumarr Modi said.