Noted Gujarati writer and humourist, Tarak Mehta passed away at the age of 87 on Wednesday, March 1. It is reported that the celebrated writer, Tarak Mehta succumbed to prolonged illness and passed away in Ahmedabad today morning. Tarak Mehta had shifted to Ahmedabad with his second wife, Indu and had been staying there since a decade. Tarak Mehta is survived by his wife and daughter.
While Tarak Mehta married Indu, his first wife Ila tied the knot with Manohar Doshi. After Doshi passed away, Ila shifted to Ahmedabad and stayed in the same building as Tarak Mehta and Indu. The trio shared a good bond. However, in 2009, Ila Doshi committed suicide by jumping from the seventh floor of her apartment due to depression, states a report on timesofindia.com.
Chief Minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani remembered the deceased writer Tarak Mehta and shared, “Saddened by the death of Tarak Mehta – humourist and columnist. He always brought smile to our faces. My condolences to family members.” Paresh Rawal too condoled Tarak Mehta’s death by saying, “Extremely saddened by the passing away of Shri Tarak Mehta. A great humourist in any language! RIP Mehta Saheb.”