Dr Haathi of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma aka Kavi Kumar Azad dead

TV actor Kavi Kumar Azad, who was best known for his role of Dr Hansraj Haathi in the popular sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma, died on Monday afternoon after he slipped into coma last night, reports claimed.

A Spotboye report said Azad was unwell and was admitted to Wokhardt Hospital at Mira Road. He suffered a heart attack. Apart from working on the small screen, Azad had also featured in a few films including Aamir Khan’s Mela and Funtoosh.

He was an integral part of Taarak Mehta that has made it to the Guinness Book of World Records for ‘airing the highest number of episodes’ on television, both original and repeat. On June 28 this year, the cast and crew celebrated not the end of 2500 episodes but towards the show’s 5000th episode.

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