Television actor Kavi Kumar Azad who plays the role of Dr Hansraj Hathi in ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma’ breathed his last on July 9.
The sudden demise of the actor has left the TV industry and fans in a state of shock. breathed his last on Monday after suffering a cardiac arrest. The shoot of the show at Film City has been cancelled after the team learnt of this shocking news.
The actor has cremated at the Mira Road (East) Crematorium. Well now, Dr. Hathi’s co-star Chaalu Pandey aka Dayashankar Pandey reveals some facts about the actor which we didn’t knows.
While talking to Dainikbhaskar.com, Dayashankar Pandey said, there was no one more cheerful than Kavi Kumar Azad on the sets of the show. Anyone can takes the place of Hansraj in the show, but no one can take the place of Kavi.
In 2010, Kavi gets ill and was on ventilator for 25 days. He then slipped into coma. At an early age, he was clearly obese, but he never gave up. He did not believe in earning money, but, he always used to help others with his money.
In these 10 years, he never seems upset. Everyday, he used to brought a lot of chocolates and distributed it on the sets. For him, producer Asit Modi made a special chair on the sets. Everybody used to care for Kavi on the sets.
Daya also reveals the real reason why Kavi didn’t get married, he said, Kavi was worried about his family, so he decided that he will never get married. He wants to live his life for his parents. So, he do not wants to bring anyone else in his life.
Daya also said, “About ten years ago, I was working in Ashutosh Gowarikar’s film Jodhaa Akbar and on the same day I met Azad. He used to do shayaris there, so I asked him if you are a shayar or an actor? Then he said that he liked doing Shayaris along with acting. He got a small roll in Ashutosh’s film. And then, we started conversation with each other.
Daya further said, I am connected with Taarak Mehta, since it get started. I remember the actors playing the character of Dr. Hathi in the show at that time were having problems with some dates. And, when Asit Modi talked about this to me, the first name which came in my mind was of Kavi. At that time, he was in need of work. After talking to Asitji, I asked Kavi, if he was ready to work in the serial? Then, he replied, I will do whatever I can. Then I meet him to Asit ji and he gets cast immediately.
During the show, he gets immense growth. He bought his own home in Mumbai. He than opened a restaurant. I remember that when he bought a home, he came to my house to gave me sweets. He was very happy after seeing changes in his life.
Kavi has shot for some episodes in the show. So, he will be seen in some upcoming episodes. So far, who will replace him, this is not decided yet. Because replacing him, is not an easy.