Many are still shaken by the sudden demise of TV actor Kavi Kumar Azad aka Dr Haathi from Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma. Yes, he had his own set of critical health issues and he was also adamant on not losing weight but little did anyone expect that he he would die of cardiac arrest at the age of 46. Now a report in Spotboye suggests how Salman Khan had helped him by settling his hospital and medicine bills about 8 years back, when he had to undergo an urgent surgery. Turns out Kavi had collapsed on the sets of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma and was almost brought dead to the hospital. That's when Salman stepped in and ensured Kavi doesn't compromise on his life due to financial issues and helped him undergo a bariatric surgery which was highly needed at that point in time. Salman has been closely working with Dr Muffi, who is known for treating some critical cases like Kavi. Even today, Salman donates money and helps out many patients through his charitable venture, Being Human. ALSO READ: Late Kavi Kumar Azaad from Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah risked his health for work? His doctor reveals shocking details
Had Kavi learnt a lesson from his last surgery, he wouldn't have lost his life so soon. As Dr Muffi mentions, "I had advised him a second surgery, which would have brought him down to about 90 kg. Thereafter, he would have had no obesity, sirf weight ko maintain karna padhta. His dad or brother used to accompany him. I had explained to them also. But kuch faida nahin hua, Kavi just did not agree. He would say I have to remain fat, so that I continue to look fat on screen. He said he won’t get work if he becomes thin. I yet insisted for the second surgery and told him that he can use padding on his body when he faces the camera. I told him that otherwise he was risking his life. But he didn’t listen. He said: “How will I pad up my face? If I reduce, I will lose weight on face too. And then, I won’t get work.” In fact, I met him beech mein once and realised that he put on 20 kg back. I think he had become 160 kg. Again I warned him, but his argument was the same despite telling him that “the last thing I want to hear is that you have again gone down that way.” After that, we lost contact."
RIP Kavi Kumar Azad...
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