The news of the death of Natu Kaka, the beloved actor from Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, has come as a shock to the entire nation. Natu Kaka, real name Nirmal Soni, had been battling cancer for some time and succumbed to the disease on the morning of April 9, 2021.
The news of Natu Kaka’s death was announced by his son, Ashok Soni, through a Facebook post. He wrote, “My father, Nirmal Soni, passed away this morning at 7.30 am due to cancer. He was known as Natu Kaka in the TV serial Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.” His death was also confirmed by the show’s producers, Neela Telefilms.
Natu Kaka’s Life
Nirmal Soni was born in Rajasthan and moved to Mumbai in the late 1970s to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. He later became a prominent figure in the Gujarati theatre scene, appearing in numerous plays. He was also a part of several Gujarati and Hindi films, including Kora Kagaz and Humse Badhkar Kaun.
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
Nirmal Soni was cast as Natu Kaka in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, a popular Indian sitcom, in 2008. He played the role of a postman and was one of the longest-serving members of the show. He was known for his wit and comic timing, which made him a fan-favorite.
Natu Kaka’s Cancer Journey
In 2020, Natu Kaka was diagnosed with cancer, and he had to take a break from the show to undergo treatment. He underwent several rounds of chemotherapy and radiation therapy, but his condition worsened over time.
Tributes Paid to Late Actor
Nirmal Soni’s death has been mourned by the entire cast and crew of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. The show’s lead actor, Dilip Joshi, posted a heartfelt tribute to Natu Kaka on Instagram. “He was a strong fighter and he fought bravely till the very end,” he wrote.