Renowned humorist & playwright Taarak Mehta passes away

Renowned humorist & playwright Taarak Mehta passes awayUpdated on : 05-03-2017 09:01 AM
Taarak Mehta passes away at the age of 87 years after prolonged illness.

Taarak Mehta, columnist, humorist, writer and playwright, who has garnered huge popularity for his column 'Duniya Ne Undha Chasma' in Gujarati language is no more.

The noted writer passed away at the age of 87 years after prolonged illness in Ahmedabad.

Mehta was reportedly suffering from a prolonged illness.

He has translated and adapted several comedies into Gujarati, and has been popular in Gujarati theatre.

The noted writer was awarded Padma Shri in 2015.

He has around 80 books published and written on various pressing issues.

The popular comic series 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah' is a television adaptation of Padma Shri Taarak Mehta's column 'Duniya Ne Undha Chasma'.

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