Ghanshyam Nayak from 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah', who entertained one and all as Nattu Kaka for years passed away today (October 3). ETimes TV has exclusively learnt that the seasoned actor, who was battling cancer and was undergoing chemotherapy has breathed his last. The entire cast and crew of his show are extremely sad and shaken. The veteran actor passed away at 5:30 pm. He was 76-years old.
Tanmay Vekeria, who plays Bagga, said, "I got the news first as his son called me at 5:45 pm. His condition failed to improve after his hospatalisation a few months back. He passed away today at 5:30 PM.
Tanmay further said, "He was a gem and was closest to me. He tried his best to work again with us but his health did not permit. I am very saddened that he is gone." Ghanshyam Nayak aka Nattu Kaka was also extremely close to Dilip Joshi. In the show, he had his maximum scenes with Bagga (Tanmay Vekeria) and Dilip Joshi as they worked in Gada Electronics.
Talking about his health, the senior actor had last spoken to us in the month of June where he was excited to be back on the sets, he said back then, "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."
In the same interview, he spoke about his treatment and had said, "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. I am fit and fine and I can shoot. Whatever the news is going around is old and I want to tell everyone I am fine now. I know I am going to live for 100 years and nothing will happen to me, I know that for sure. I am a positive person and never get upset or negative in life. I want to work till the last breath of my life and would like to die with my makeup on. I just want God to fulfil my wish."
May his soul rest in peace.