Mumbai: Actor Ghanshyam Nayak, who is best known for portraying Nattu Kaka in the popular TV show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, has passed away at the age of 77. Producer Asit Modi confirmed the news on Twitter and wrote, “Om Shanti” along with the picture of the actor. Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah team also confirmed with us that Nattu Kaka has passed away.
— Asit Kumarr Modi (@AsitKumarrModi) October 3, 2021
In June this year, Ghanshyam Nayak revealed that he is battling cancer and underwent chemotherapy. He told Times of India, “I am eagerly waiting to get back to work. I go through chemotherapy and it happens once a month. The doctor has told me I can work and there is no problem. I just want to spread positivity and tell everyone that I am doing fine.” He had also expressed his last wish and said that he wants to die with the makeup on.
In September last year, he underwent surgery at a Mumbai hospital after he was diagnosed with a lump in his neck and he underwent surgery to remove it. He had informed Times of India that there was not one, but eight glands were removed from his neck. He was quoted as saying, “Eight knots were removed. And, I really don’t know how so many had formed. Those knots have been sent for further testing but I have faith in God, jo bhi karega achcha hi karega.”
Ghanshyam Nayak started working at the age of 7. Back then, he featured as a child artist in the 1960 film Masoom. Ghanshyam has worked in over 100 Gujarati and Hindi films and in around 350 Hindi television serials. He was also seen in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Tere Naam, Chori Chori, and Khaki. He has also featured on the popular show Sarabhai vs Sarabhai. The late actor had inspired many!
We wish strength to the actor’s family in these difficult times!