Kavi Kumar Azad, who was popularly known as “Dr Hathi” passed away on Monday. He was one of the main characters of Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma and his death came as a shock for his friends, family, and fans. Munmun Datta took to Instagram angrily talking about the behavior of the people present at the funeral. “I am really appalled with the way people were behaving when we went to pay our last respect to Hathi Bhai at his house before his cremation. Clicking selfies, shoving cellphones in our faces, making videos, be it aunties, uncles or even younger ones,” she wrote in her post. “I shouted at two people for shoving their cellphones in my face in the crowd. I saw people in the neighbouring building laughing while spotting us and clicking our pics. I saw zero respect on their faces, and left the place before it turned into a tamasha for others,” she added.
Talking about Kavi, Asit Kumarr Modi, the producer of the show quipped “We are very sad to inform loss of our senior actor Kavi Kumar Azaad. He was playing the character of Dr Hathi in Taarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashma. We lost him to a massive cardiac arrest today morning. He was an amazing actor and a very positive person. He truly Loved the show and always came for the shoot 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 news that he passed away. We are all too numb to say anything,”.