Noted Playwright Taarak Mehta Passes Away At 87


Mumbai: Noted Gujarati writer and playwriter Taarak Mehta breathed his last this morning, reportedly. The famous humourist, best known for his column Duniya Ne Undha Chasma in the Gujarati language died at the age of 87.

Mehta was reportedly suffering from a prolonged illness. The noted writer was awarded Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India, in 2015. His weekly column first featured in Chitralekha in March 1971. 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’.