Guwahati: Veteran actor Ghanshyam Nayak, known for his role as Nattu Kaka in Sony SAB’s popular show ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah,’ left for his heavenly abode in Mumbai on Sunday.
The actor underwent surgery after eight knots were found in his neck to jog your memory a little. He also began chemotherapy sessions after getting diagnosed with cancer.
Producer of TMKOC Asit Modi confirmed the news to ABP News and said that it’s a huge loss and the entire team of the show will miss him.
“He passed away today evening. He wasn’t keeping well for a long time. He had cancer. He always wanted to keep shooting. Even though he was unwell, work would always make him happy. I would look for opportunities to get him on the show. But it had become difficult for him to shoot. For the last two days he was extremely unwell,” Modi told PTI.
Nayak appeared in nearly 100 Hindi and Gujarati films, apart from featuring on more than 300 TV serials.
The veteran actor was also known for his work in the Gujarati theatre.
Earlier this year, during his chemotherapy, Nayak had shot for a special episode of “Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah”.
He is survived by his wife and three children. PTI