TV actor Kavi Kumar Azad, popularly known as Dr. Hathi in Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah has died on Monday morning Jul 9th, due to cardiac arrest. He was severely unwell and was admitted to Wockhardt Hospital at Mira Road, Mumbai. The doctor pronounced his death on his admission to the hospital.
The news of his sudden demise has saddened some public figure of film and TV fraternity.
TV producer of Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, Ajit Kumar Modi expressed his sadness saying, he was one of the positive people to be around. A good actor and he loves his work. He was dedicated and is loved by all. This morning Mr. Azad called him and told about his condition, and later he heard the news of his sudden death. His void will undoubtedly be felt.
He was unwell for some days but still reported to work. This shows his dedication to work. This morning he called his producer and asked for a leave. But God had some other plan. He died due to massive cardiac arrest. May his soul rest in peace!
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Kavi played the role of Dr. Haathi on Taarak Mehta for almost eight years, having replaced actor Nirmal Soni, who played the role for a year since the show’s inception, in 2009. Apart from working on the small screen, Azad had also featured in a few films including Aamir Khan’s Mela (2000) and Funtoosh (2003).
He was an integral part of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah show which has made it to the Guinness Book of World Records for ‘airing the highest number of episodes on television, both original and repeat. That is 2500 episodes. Recently they celebrated for not completing 2500 episodes but to reach 5000 episodes on June 28th.
A Brief History of his life
He was born on 2nd Jan 1973 in Bhojpur, Bihar, India. He was actor, producer, standup comedian, poet, writer. He died at the age of 45. He was married to Neha Devi and was blessed with two children. He spent is his childhood in Bihar, but he went to Delhi to learn the art of acting and comedy. He moved to Mumbai to pursue his dream of being an actor. He worked hard without any financial support from his home or parents. Finally, he got a role in Aamir Khan’s movie Mela in 2000 and fun2oosh in 2003. He later replaced Nirmal Soni in 2009 in a Tv shows called Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, which helped him to make a mark on the entertainment industry. He is famously known as Dr. Hathi and will be remembered forever.