Today, the fans of Dr.Haathi woke up with the shocking news of his sudden demise. Yes, hard to accept but Kavi Kumar Azad, popularly known by his character name Dr.Haathi from Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah died of cardiac arrest today.

Kavi Kumar Azad wasn’t well since a few days and was admitted at Wokhardt Hospital at Mira Road.

The news was confirmed by the producer of the show, Asit Kumarr Modi. He revealed :

“We are very sad to inform loss of our senior actor Kavi Kumar Azaad. He was playing the character of Dr Hathi in Taarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashma. We lost him to a massive cardiac arrest today morning. 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”.

Although, Kumar Azad wasn’t well since a few days but he was regularly reporting for the shoot of the show, it was revealed :

“He spoke to Asit on phone that he won’t be coming for the shoot today as he was unwell. He has been unwell for the last few days but still reporting for work.”

Apart from featuring in the popular sitcom, Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, Kavi Kumar Azad has featured in a few movies as well, including Aamir Khan’s Mela and Funtoosh.

The fans of Dr.Haathi are left heartbroken since this news came out. May his soul rest in peace.

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