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Dilip Joshi, Disha Vakani and Tappu Sena reacts on Kavi Kumar Azad's death!

Television actor Kavi Kumar Azad who plays the role of Dr Hansraj Hathi in 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma' has been passes away.

The sudden demise of the actor has left the TV industry and fans in a state of shock. breathed his last on Monday after suffering a cardiac arrest. The shoot of the show at Film City has been cancelled after the team learnt of this shocking news.

Dilip Joshi, the lead actor of the show who plays Jethalal Champaklal Gada in the show expressed shock after this tragic news. He said, "I am shocked with the news and it is absolutely saddening. I learnt about it from my team members. I am in London with my family. When the incident happened, I started getting calls from fellow actors, I still can't believe that he is no more."

Disha Vakani who is currently on a maternity break also expressed her shock. She said, " I am still unable to fathom that he is no more with us. It's beyond shocking. He was one of the finest people around. He was exactly the same as shown on-screen. He loved food and loved to eat and feed everyone. I remember how he had specially got Gulab Jamuns for me during my pregnancy. I am just not able to gather myself ever since I have heard of this. It's so shocking even more because he was all fine till now.''

The other shows's stars also expressed their grief. Tapu aka Bhavya Gandhi said, "I was out for a meeting when my mother informed me about it. And trust me for a few minutes I couldn't believe what she said. It is a such a shocking news. He was the happiest person I have ever met in my life. I haven't ever seen him sad. He used to be always laughing and making others laugh.I also remember one day when I was sitting on a chair and he couldn't find a place to sit as no empty chair was available so he came and sat on my lap."

Samay Shah who plays the role of 'Gogi' in the show said, "After I heard about this unfortunate news, there is only one thing on my mind. Azaad uncle had a very famous line in the show, "Sahi Baat Hai" and see the irony, since morning people are calling us to know ki aisa hua hai kya and hamare muh se nikal raha hai, 'Sahi Baat Hai' (crying).Azaad uncle will always be remembered. He was an amazing person. The whole 'Tapu Sena' was very close to him.He was supposed to shoot with us this morning. I was also there but suddenly everyone got numb when we came to know that he is not with us any more. He will be missed a lot."

Pinku aka Azhar said it was a heartbreaking sight. He told the portal, "I reached the sets and saw everyone extremely sad, it was a heartbreaking sight. On Saturday, we shot together when I told him I am feeling hungry, and he immideatly ordered a sandwich for me. He used to take care of all of us. He also has his own rolls shop in Mira Road. I used to often visit there. And we used to speak for long hours. He was more like a friend to me. Someone might replace his character but replacing him is impossible. Azaad Uncle I am missing you a lot."

Child actor Kush Shah who plays the role of Goli, Dr. Hathi's son in the show was extremely sad. He said, "As you all know he was playing my on-screen father. I was extremely close to him. He used to talk to me as a friend. He never made me feel that he was elder to me. He gifted me a small toy which is still with me and I will always keep that with me. Replacing Azaad uncle in our lives will never be possible. In fact, I had most of my scenes with him, so you all can imagine how painful it is to lose him. I will miss him every moment."

The actor was unwell for three days and slipped into a coma last night. He breathed his last an hour ago. He was admitted in Wokhardt Hospital at Mira Road.

May his soul rest in peace.

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