TV actor Kavi Kumar Azad, best known for his role of Dr. Hansraj Haathi in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma, died today after slipping into coma last night after suffering a massive cardiac attack.

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According to reports, Azad had been unwell and was admitted to Wokhardt Hospital at Mira Road, where he succumbed to a heart attack. The show’s producer, Asit Kumar Modi, confirmed the news of the actor’s death.

“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 the shoot. And later we got the news that he passed away. We are all too numb to say anything.” 

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Azad has also acted in films like Mela and Funtoosh. We, on Behalf of the team, pay condolences and pray for light and warmth for the family. May he Rest In Peace.

H/T: Hindustan Times