Popular television actor Ghanashyam Nayak who played the role of Nattu Kaka in the hit serial Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah passed away on October 3, 2021. The actor succumbed to a long battle with cancer.
He was first diagnosed with cancer in April 2021 which is when he started undergoing chemotherapy treatments. Back then, he said he is fit and will resume shooting soon. He said, “I am absolutely fine and healthy. There’s no such big issue. In fact, viewers will get to see me in an episode of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah tomorrow. It is a very special episode and I hope they will like my work again.”
He added, “The treatment is on and I hope I will be all good. It’s fine and I am going through the treatment and after tomorrow’s episode, I hope the shoot soon resumes in Mumbai and I get back to work. I am eagerly waiting to get back to work. I go through chemotherapy and it happens once in a month. The doctor has told me I can work and there is no problem. I just want to spread positivity and tell everyone that I am doing fine.”
The actor has worked in more than 100 Hindi and Gujarati films and over 350 television series in his long spanning career of over 50 years. No information about the actor’s last rites have been shared yet.
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