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'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma' actor dies of cardiac arrest

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Kavi Kumar Azaad, known for playing the character of Dr on popular sitcom "Ka Ooltah Chashma", passed away today after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Azaad breathed his last this morning at Miraroad Hospital, the show's Asit Kumarr Modi, said in a statement.

"He was an amazing and a very positive person. He truly loved the show and always came for the shoots, even if he was not feeling well.

"He called today morning that he is not well and will not be able to come for shoot. And later we got the that he passed away. We are all too numb to say anything," Modi said.

Azaad replaced as Dr Hathi, who played the role for a year since the show's inception, in 2009.

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 14:30 IST