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Ghanshyam Nayak, popularly known as Nattu Kaka of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, passed away after battling cancer.

Ghanshyam Nayak in a still from Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah

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  • Ghanshyam Nayak was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year
  • Ghanshyam Nayak passed away on Sunday evening
  • The producer of the show shared the news of the actor’s death on Sunday

New Delhi:

Actor Ghanshyam Nayak, best known for playing Nattu Kaka in classic sitcoms Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, died on Sunday evening – he was in his 70s, news agency PTI reported. Ghanshyam Nayak was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year – the veteran actor passed away after a long battle with the disease. Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Producer Asit Kumar Modi shared the news of the actor’s death in a tweet on Sunday. Speaking to PTI, Mr Modi revealed that Ghanshyam Nayak was facing health complications for the past few months and his health had really deteriorated in the last few days.

Here’s what Asit Kumar Modi tweeted on Sunday:

producer of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Condoled Nattu Kaka, as Ghanshyam Nayak was known on the show with this tweet: “With a heavy heart we inform you all about the passing away of Shri Ghanshyam Nayak ji who played the role of Nattu Kaka in #TMKOC Feeling sad. Ghanshyam ji has been an invaluable member of our TMKOC family for all 13 years of our time.”

PTI quoted Asit Kumar Modi as saying, “He passed away this evening. He was not well for a long time. He had cancer.” He said that despite the health complications, Ghanshyam Nayak always wanted to be a part of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah: “He always wanted to keep shooting. Even though he was unwell, work always made him happy. I used to look for opportunities to get him on the show. But it became difficult for him to shoot. Since last two days He was very unwell.” Earlier this year, while undergoing chemotherapy, Ghanshyam Nayak filmed an episode of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.

Asit Kumar Modi and Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Actor Dilip Joshi, who played Jethalal, attended the last rites of Ghanshyam Nayak on Monday morning

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Asit Kumar Modi and Dilip Joshi at the last rites of the late actor

Ghanshyam was an integral part of Nayak. Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah ChashmahIn which he played the role of Nattu Kaka. His signature dialogue in the show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Was: “Hey, told me something? (Did you say anything to me?).”

Ghanshyam Nayak’s impressive resume as an actor includes appearances in over hundreds of films in both the Bollywood and Gujarati film industries. Ghanshyam Nayak has also acted in more than 300 television shows. Ghanshyam Nayak was a prominent personality of Gujarati theatre. Ghanshyam Nayak is survived by wife and three children.

(with PTI inputs)

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