Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’s producer Asit Kumaar Modi came clear and announced the death of Late Padma Shri Taraak Mehta.
The original writer, Taarak Mehta, wrote the famous Gujarati column, Duniya Ne Undha Chasma for Chitalekha magazine, on which the serial is adapted. He passed away at the age of 87 due to the extended illness. The producer shared his grief with,
Taarak Mehta ji was very happy to have his name in the title of the show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. He really liked the show and treated me as a son. He had been unwell since some time and age was also taking its toll on him. He always blessed me and the show for long run.
He was also happy with Shailesh Lodha because he played the character of Taarak Mehta to perfection. Besides the society losing a stalwart of humor and satire, his passing away is a personal loss to me. He would not have wanted anybody to cry over him but to feel happy at the rich heritage of culture that he has left behind.
RIP Taarak Mehta!!