Veteran actor Ghanshyam Nayak, known for playing Nattu Kaka in the popular sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, died on Sunday. He was 77.
The talented artist passed away on Sunday (October 3) in Mumbai. He was battling cancer.
Ghanshyam took his last breath at Mumbai’s Suchak Hospital at around 5:30pm on Sunday. Last year, the senior actor underwent surgery after eight knots were found in his neck. He had started taking chemotherapy sessions after getting diagnosed with cancer.
Ghanashyam Nayak worked in over 100 Hindi and Gujarati films in his glorious career. He dubbed for more than 350 Gujarati films and acted in over 100 Gujarati plays.
The actor also featured in shows like ‘Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka’, ‘Sarathi’, to name a few. He became a household name after playing Natwarlal Prabhashankar Udhaiwala in ‘Taarak Mehta’.
The news of Ghanshyam’s death was shared by Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah producer Asit Kumarr Modi, who tweeted, “Hamare pyaare #Natukaka @TMKOC_NTF hamare saath nahi rahe (Our beloved Nattu Kaka is no more).” Asit also wished for Ghanshyam’s family to have the strength to deal with the loss and said that Nattu Kaka will never be forgotten.