Ghanshyam Nayak Dies: Fans Pay Tribute To Nattu Kaka, Say ‘TMKOC Will No More Be The Same’

Ghanshyam Nayak Aka Nattu Kaka No More: Actor Ghanshyam Nayak, who is best known for his role as Nattu Kaka in the popular sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, passed away on Sunday after a long battle with cancer at the age of 77. He has won several hearts with his stint as Nattu Kaka on TMKOC and his death news came as a shock for many of his fans. As Ghanshyam left for the heavenly abode, fans took to Twitter to pay tribute to the veteran actor.

Fans even flooded social media with old videos of the late actor from the popular show TMKOC and Srabhai vs Sarabhai, and his films.

One user tweeted, “You will always be Remembered #Natukaka Om Shanti.”

“Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah will no more be same for us. Natu Kaka, you will be missed by every generation. May the soul rest in peace”, wrote another.

One more user wrote, “Deeply saddened hearing Nattu kaka is no more. RIP. Om shanti Crying faceBroken heart. Thanks for filling our lives with laughter. You will remain in hearts as one of the best comedian.”

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TMKOC producer Asit Modi paid homage to Nattu Kaka and shared, “Ghanashyam Nayak (Nattu kaka) and I go a long way back and our families also were related. His passing away is a loss personally to me as well as for the show. Through the years, he kept motivating and encouraging me and, he himself was very happy with the role he was playing in the show. His absence will be felt by everyone and is a big loss for the entire team. We pay homage to a great actor and a great human being and our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this painful time.”

In June this year, Ghanshyam Nayak revealed that he is battling cancer and underwent chemotherapy. 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.

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.