Ghanshyam Nayak (Nattu Kaka) of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, who entertained everyone as Nattu Kaka for years, died today (October 3). He breathed his last at the age of 77. Ghanshyam Nayak was undergoing treatment for cancer for a long time. Due to illness, he could not go for shoots at regular intervals. The talented artist died on Sunday (October 3) in Mumbai. The cast of the show ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ and the entertainment world are once again in a wave of mourning due to the news of Nattu Kaka’s death.
‘Nattu Kaka’ of Taarak Mehta Show dies, cancer treatment was going on for a long time
Veteran actor Ghanshyam Nayak, fondly known for his role as Nattu Kaka in Sony SAB’s “Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah”, no longer exists. Reporters found out that a seasoned actor who fought cancer and was undergoing chemotherapy had breathed his last. The entire cast and crew of his show are extremely sad and shocked. Since the arrival of this news, celebs including fans are expressing their grief on social media. Ghanshyam Nayak was still a part of the show ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’. His wish was to keep acting till the last moment.
Hamare pyaare #Natukaka @TMKOC_NTF hamare saath nahi rahe 🙏🏻 परम कृपालु परमेश्वर उन्हें अपने चरणो में स्थान दे और परम शांति दे 🙏🏻 उनके परिवार को ये दुःख सहन करने की शक्ति दे 🙏🏻 #नटुकाका हम आपको नहीं भूल सकते 🙏🏻 @TMKOC_NTF— Asit Kumarr Modi (@AsitKumarrModi) October 3, 2021
Tanmay Vekeria, who plays Bagga, said: “I got the message first when his son called me at 5:45 pm. His condition did not improve after being hospitalized a few months ago. He died today at 5:30 pm.” Tanmay continued, “He was a jewel and was closest to me. He tried his best to work with us again, but his health did not allow. I am very sad that he has passed away. “
When reporters contacted Jennifer Mistry, who plays Roshan Kaur Sodhi, he said, “We just heard about the news and it is very sad that we lost him.”
Ghanshyam Nayak aka Nattu Kaka was also very close to Dilip Joshi. On the show, he had his maximum scenes with Bagga (Tanmay Vekeria) and Jethalal (Dilip Joshi) while they were working at Gada Electronics.
‘Nattu Kaka’ Ghanshyam Nayak passes away, heart wrenching
Speaking about his health, the senior actor (Nattu Kaka) last spoke to us in June when he was excited to be back on set and said, “I’m absolutely fine and healthy. There is no such a big problem, viewers will see me tomorrow in “Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah”. This is a very special episode and I hope they enjoy my work again. “
In the same interview, he talked about his treatment and said: “The treatment is ongoing and I hope I will be fine. I am undergoing treatment and after tomorrow’s episode I hope the shooting will be resumed soon in Mumbai and I look forward to going back to work. I have chemotherapy and it happens once a month. The doctor told me that I can work and no problem, I just want to spread the positives and tell everyone I’m fine”.
Adding on, he further said, “I am fit and fine and I can shoot. Whatever is circulating is old and I want to tell everyone I’m fine. I know that I will live for 100 years and nothing will happen to me, I know it for sure. I am a positive person and I never get negative or nervous in my life. I want to work until my last breath and I would die with makeup. I just want God to grant my wish.”
Significantly, last year he had a throat operation. Ghanshyam Nayak had worked in films with the TV industry. He proved his mettle in films like Beta, Tiranga, Aankhen, Ladla, Krantiveer, Andolan, Barsaat, Maaf, Mafia, Chahat, Ishq, China Gate, Tere Naam and Khaki.
May his soul rest in peace.