Ghanshyam Nayak, famous as ‘Natu Kaka’ in the long running TV serial Taarak Maheta Ka Oolta Chashmah, passed away today at the age of 77. The actor was suffering from prolonged illness, and was diagnosed with cancer.
As most know, Ghanshyam was loved for his character Nattu Kaka in TMKOC. The actor was happy to be back on sets back in June after his complicated surgery. He also earlier spoke about how he wanted to keep working till his last breath.
Earlier, his son Vikas told a leading daily, “In April, we did a positron emission tomography scanning of his neck, in which again some spots were found. He did not have any discomfort or pain in any way.
But we did not want to take any risk, because of that we have started his chemotherapy sessions again.
This treatment is being done from the same hospital and doctor from whom he was earlier.
Papa is completely fine, just once a month we take him to the hospital for the session Will get a PET scan done again next month. I hope those spots are gone.”
Ghanshyam Nayak breathed his last at Mumbai’s Suchak Hospital
As per reports, Ghanshyam Nayak breathed his last at Mumbai’s Suchak Hospital at around 5:30 PM today. Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah co-stars Tanmay Vekeria and Jennifer Mistry spoke to the media and expressed their disbelief.
In the popular serial Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, Ghanshyam Nayak played the role of Natwarlal Prabhashankar Undhaiwala aka Natu Kaka. He is an employee at the electronics store run by Jethalal Gada.
Born on 12 May 1944, Ghanshyam appeared in number of TV serials as well as films, and had worked in Gujarati theatre.
As per DeshGujarat, he had appeared in about 100 Gujarati and Hindi Films and around 350 Hindi Television serials. Apart from that, he had also dubbed more than 350 Gujarati films.
Jennifer Mistry told, “We just got to know about the news and it is extremely sad we have lost him.”
Tanmay Vekeria revealed that the news of Ghanshyam Nayak passing away reached him after the late actor’s son called him in the evening.
He told the publication, “I got the news first as his son called me at 5:45 pm. His condition failed to improve after his hospitalisation a few months back. He passed away today at 5:30 PM.”