‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma’ is the longest running Indian TV sitcom. Kavi Kumar Azad who played Dr. Hathi on the show, died on July 9, 2018, after suffering a heart attack. People from varied age groups and ethnicities love the show for its impeccable comic content. Naturally, the death of an actor from the show left all heartbroken and perplexed.
The whole cast of the show is still reeling in the pain of their co-actor’s sudden demise. Dr. Hathi had been working on the show for almost nine years. And even though his obesity always posed a life-threatening problem, his demise came as a shock to all.
However, the brilliant actor, comedian, poet, and writer is immortal as Dr. Hansraj Hathi. And his audiences and fans will always remember him for it. The actor’s fans across the nation are teary-eyed and are trying to come to terms with the reality.
Dr. Hathi brought laughter to many houses and hearts with his comic timing. But no matter how hard things get, the show has to go one. According to reports, the makers of the show are considering replacing the actor. Here is what maker Asit Kumar Modi told SpotboyE:
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“We will have to replace Dr Hathi, if you want to know. It’s the actor who has passed away, not the character.”
While the makers will be replacing Dr. Hathi in the show, his last episode was aired on July 13, 2018. Check out the episode video here:
Kavi Kumar’s co-star from the show Munmum Dutta who plays Babita also posted a heartwarming message on social media. Reminiscing about the last episode Kavi shot with the team, Mummun posted a compilation of his pictures. She also added a touching message which will bring you to tears. Here is Munmun’s post honoring the memory of her loved co-star Dr. Hathi:
THIS IS HOW WE REMEMBER YOU and WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU. . .One of the cleanest soul, the most jovial, happy person who would greet everyone with a huge smile in the morning. We could hear you sing from a distance and would know that you have arrived . Someone , who was just unbelievably cute with the way he spoke and a genuine well wisher. Always a huge smile on his face no matter what. . . Words fail to describe what we feel today. There was not a single person on the set today who didn't have tears in their eyes. We didn't know we would be in for such a RUDE SHOCK today. Still trying to come to terms with the loss especially when we all just shot a scene together yesterday. Remembering the last BANTER that we all had while shooting.. . . We only, only AND only have sweet memories of you that brings a smile on our faces even on this grey day . Too many cute conversations, teasing and laughter. . I HOPE YOU REST IN PEACE Hathi bhai ❤🙏 . . You left for your heavenly abode TODAY. 🙏 . You're one of the nicest soul one could have known in their life. I was lucky to know you and forever thankful to you for sharing your special sindhi parathas with me. . Too numb and shocked . . #restinpeace #RIP #TMKOC
We too will remember Kavi for the fun-loving and joyful person he was. Won’t you?