Noted writer, playwright and columnist, Tarak Mehta passed away today at the age of 87 after suffering from a prolonged illness.

His column Duniya Ne Undha Chasma in the Gujarati language was the inspiration behind the hugely popular television daily, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. Mehta was not well from past 3-4 months and finally rested in peace this morning. The columnist was also a profound figure in Gujarati theatre and translated and adapted various comedies for Gujarati audience.

As soon as the news broke out in the morning, people from all over the country extended their condolences, along with Gujarat’s Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Actor Paresh Rawal.

Vijay Rupani on Twitter

Saddened by the death of Tarak Mehta – humorist & columnist. He always brought smile to our faces. My condolences to family members.

Paresh Rawal on Twitter

Extremely saddened by the passing away of Shri Tarak Mehta …a great humorist in any language! RIP Mehta Saheb.

Paresh Rawal on Twitter

Extremely saddened by the passing away of Shri Tarak Mehta …a great humorist in any language! RIP Mehta Saheb.

Ivan Mehta on Twitter

Tarak Mehta’s demise is sad. His writing was much different than the show he is associated with. Light, enjoyable yet probing humor.

Rahul Singh on Twitter

RIPTarakMehta Noted Gujarati humorist , columnist, playwright Tarak Mehta, 87, passes away in #Ahmedabad aftr prolonged illness

Varun Sharma on Twitter

Sadened by the death of Tarak Mehta, the humorist, columnist and writer. May his soul remain in peace..

Nikhil Patel on Twitter

Padma Shree Tarak Mehta ji passes away , RIP sir ..

VeeRaa ! on Twitter

tarakmehta no more 🙁

01 March 2017
Jyotsna Amla

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