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Noted Gujarati Writer Tarak Mehta died

In 2008, SAB TV started Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. The show is based on Tarak Mehta’s column 'Duniya Ne Undha Chasma'.
Meta des: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Health Minister Shankar Chaudhari have expressed grief over his demise.

Mar 1, 2017 16:47 IST
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tarak mehta passed awayPopular Gujarati writer and noted play writer Tarak Mehta passed away on 1 March 2017 at his Ahmedabad residence. Mehta passed away at 87.

Tarak Mehta suffered from age related illness for a long time.

About Tarak Mehta

• Tarak Mehta was an Indian columnist, humorist, writer and playwright.

• He was best known for his column “Duniya Ne Undha Chasma” in Mumbai-based Gujarati news weekly “Chitralekha”. His weekly column first featured in Chitralekha news weekly in March 1971.

• He wrote around 80 books on various pressing issues.

• Three books are based on the columns he wrote in Gujarati newspaper Divya Bhaskar. The remaining books were compiled from the stories in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.

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• The popular comic television serial ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah' is a television adaptation of Taarak Mehta's column 'Duniya Ne Undha Chasma'.

• He had translated and adapted several comedies into Gujarati. Tarak Mehta had also served in Films Division-Mumbai as a script writer.

• Gujarat Sahitya Akademi awarded him Sahitya Gaurav Puraskar in 2011 and Ramanlal Nilkanth Hasya Paritoshik in 2017.

• For his contribution to the literature, he was honoured with the prestigious Padma Shri award in 2015. Padma Shri is the fourth highest civilian honour of the Union Government.

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