‘Nattu Kaka’ wanted to die wearing makeup
Ghanshyam Nayak was so passionate about acting that he wanted to work till his last breath. His last wish was that he should die wearing makeup. This was mentioned by Ghanshyam Nayak in an interview given to our colleague ETimes. Ghanshyam Nayak had said, ‘I want to work till my last breath. As long as I am alive, I want to work in this industry, I want to do acting. My last wish is to die wearing makeup.
Fans emotional, ‘Dr. After ‘Hathi’, ‘Nattu Kaka’ also left
Let us tell you that there is hardly any character of ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’, which is not settled in the minds of children to elders. From ‘Jethalal’ to ‘Tappu’ ‘Nattu Kaka’ and ‘Dr. The character of ‘Hathi’ ruled everyone’s hearts. The way people’s heart was broken on the death of actor Kavi Kumar Azad, who played the role of Dr. Hathi, it is broken today. Like Dr. Hathi i.e. poet Kumar Azad, Nattu Kaka (Ghanshyam Nayak) too had settled in the hearts of the people. These are two such characters, who have left an indelible mark on everyone’s heart and mind. Kavi Kumar Azad passed away in the year 2018 and now Ghanshyam Nayak also passed away.
continued to work even in serious illness
Ghanshyam Nayak may have been elderly and suffering from a serious disease like cancer, but his passion for work and the spirit of entertaining people was absolutely shocking. That’s why in April this year, when he had a PET scan for cancer, even before that he had returned from Daman and Gujarat shooting for ‘Taarak Mehta…’. When the doctors had said that he could work and there was no problem, his happiness knew no bounds.
Said – I want to spread positivity
Regarding this, he said in a conversation with our colleague Times of India in June 2021, ‘I have chemotherapy once a month. Treatment is going on and I hope to get well soon. The doctor has said that I can work and there is no problem in that. I just want to spread positivity and tell everyone that I am fine.
Getting Started as a Child Artist
Ghanshyam Nayak may have gained popularity by becoming ‘Nattu Kaka’, but he was a part of the film and TV industry for decades. Ghanshyam Nayak i.e. ‘Nattu Kaka’ started his career as a child artist with the 1960 film ‘Masoom’. Since then, he has been active in acting continuously. In a career spanning nearly 60 years, Ghanshyam Nayak worked in Hindi films and TV to Gujarati films.
More than 350 TV shows, 250 Gujarati, Hindi movies
Ghanshyam Nayak worked in more than 350 TV serials and about 250 Hindi and Gujarati films.
In Bollywood, he was seen in ‘Barsaat’, ‘Ghatak’, ‘China Gate’, ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’, ‘Tera Jadu Chal Gaya’, ‘Lajja’, ‘Tere Naam’, ‘Chori Chori’ and ‘Khaki Jaisi’. Appeared in movies. Apart from this, he also proved his mettle in 100 Gujarati plays.
Also sang a song with Asha Bhosle
Hardly people would know that Nattu Kaka i.e. Ghanshyam Nayak was also a playback singer. According to the information available on Wikipedia, Ghanshyam Nayak lent his voice in 12 Gujarati films with famous singers like Asha Bhosle and Mahendra Kapoor. Apart from this, he also did dubbing for 350 Gujarati films.