Nattu Kaka aka Ghanshyam Nayak in 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma' for many years, passed away after a long battle with cancer and chemotherapy, the legendary actor died on October 3rd. The entire cast and crew of his show is distraught and terrified. The veteran performer died at 5:30 p.m. At the time, he was 76.
Asit Kumar Modi, the show's producer, confirmed the news on his Twitter page.
Following Ghanshyam Nayak's death, the show's official Instagram account issued the following statement: “It pains us to inform you all with a heavy heart about the demise of Mr Ghanshyam Nayak ji who played the role of Nattu Kaka in #TaarakMehtaKaOoltahChasmah."
"Ghanshyam ji has been a invaluable member of our TMKOC family for all the 13 years of our time. @officialasitkumar Ji and his association went way back before even our show began,” the statement read further.
“So, today, we grieve the loss of not only an amazing actor but also that of a close friend and a family member. We extend our condolences to his family and friends. May his soul rest in peace. Om shanti”