Tarak Mehta passes away at 87!
Tarak Mehta passes away at 87!

Taarak Mehta passes away at 87!

Renowned Gujarati humourist Taarak Mehta took his last breath on Wednesday morning after prolonged illness.  The writer was 87 years old, and is survived by a daughter from his first marriage.

Mehta’s family confirmed about his sad demise. They also intend to donate Mehta’s body to science.

A relative of the writer, Atul Bhatt, who is a doctor said, “He died of old age.”

Mehta’s famous works include “Duniya Ne Undha Chasma”, which inspired the popular Hindi sitcom “Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah”. He has also written six popular Gujarati plays.

Born in December 26, 1929, Mehta was honoured with Padma Shri in 2015.

This news has shocked the entire unit of the TV show who were ‘shooting when they heard it’. Dilip Joshi who plays Jethalal on the show told, “I just heard the news. We are also busy finishing our episodes and suddenly we got to know he’s no more. It’s extremely sad. But we knew he was not keeping well. It’s also mostly because of old age. He was suffering a lot especially in the last few months . But this news has shocked the entire team. Everyone is extremely sad now.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi too tweeted about the demise of the award winning writer.

Our heartfelt condolences to Taarak Mehta’s family..May his soul Rest in Peace!