Veteran actor Ghanshyam Nayak fondly known for playing role of Nattu Kaka in SAB ‘s’ Taarak Mehta Ka Ulta Chasma’ is no more. The talented artist passes away on Sunday (3rd October) in Mumbai. He was 77.
He took his last breath around 5:30 in Mumbai ‘s Suchak Hospital on Sunday (3rd October) .
He was fighting a long battle with cancer. Last year he undergone many surgeries and 8 knots were found in his neck and he was so close to his acting in TMKOC that he told in in an interview that he is last wish to die in makeup of Nattu Kaka .
The news of his demise was shared by Asit Kumar Modi, the producer of TMKOC on twitter as he says “ Hamare pyare #NatuKaka @ TMKOC_NTF hamare sathi nahi rahi (Our beloved Nattu Kaka is no more) .”Asit also wished for Ghanshyam’s family to deal with loss and said that Nattu Kaka will never be forgotten.
Tanmay Vakeria who plays Bagga in TMKOC told in an interview “ I got this news first as his son called me around 5:45 pm. His condition failed to improve after
several months of hospitalization a few months back .He passed away on 5:30pm on Sunday .He was gem and he was closest to me. He tried hard to work again with us but his health did not permit . I am saddened that he is gone. ”
Jennifer Mistry who played Roshan Kaur Sodhi in TMKOC “We just got to know about news and it is extremely sad that we had lost him.”
In May Ghanshyam Nayak dismissed the reports that he was financial woes due to which he was not able to shoot TMKOC.He has clarified that he is ‘not unemployed ’and missing from the sets due to ‘safety protocols’ put in place by team.
Though he has left the world but his character of Nattu Kaka would always remain alive in our hearts.