Taarak Mehta, Indian columnist, humorist, writer and playwright, who was also known for the popular column ‘Duniya Ne Undha Chashma’ in Gujarati language, passed away at the age of 87. The noted writer died after prolonged illness.
In 2008 SAB TV began a show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah which draws its content from his column Duniya Ne Undha Chasma.
Saddened by the death of Tarak Mehta – humorist & columnist. He always brought smile to our faces. My condolences to family members.
— Vijay Rupani (@vijayrupanibjp) March 1, 2017
Delhi’s CM Arvind Kejriwal also tweeted about the loss.
Gujarati writer and Padma Shree Tarak Mehta ji passes aways. May his soul rest in peace.
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) March 1, 2017
He is survived by a daughter from his first marriage.