Tarak Mehta, the legendary author of popular TV series Tarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah is no more, he left for heavenly abode on 1st March 2017.
He devoted his life for literature and made it reach to millions of people through his trade mark satire writing. He was a columnist to popular media houses for decades and wrote episodes of “Duniya na Undha Chashma”. The legendary author was bringing the common man’s problems in front of people through his writing, the characterization of his play was always contextually relevant, that made him popular among middle class of India.
Life and Events
Tarak mehta belonged to nagar community, he was living in apartment in Ahmedabad with his second wife. He has one daughter from first marriage and two children from second marriage.
Due to a psychiatric problem, Ila Doshi, 75, Tarak Mehta’s first wife, committed suicide.
Even after divorce between Tarak Mehta and Ilaben, they shared the bonding, Ila married Manohar Doshi and Tarakbhai married to Induben. Both families shared good relationship, Ila and Indu liked each other as well and always accompany Tarakbhai in his book release functions. They all used to take dinner together even though living in separate houses.
Shri Tarak Mehta was Padma Shri award winner in 2015 for his contribution in Gujarati Literature
He was conferred ‘Ramanbhai Nilkanth Award’ by Gujarat Sahitya Akademi and Government of Gujarat.
In the year 2011 he was also awarded ‘Sahitya Gaurav Puraskar’ which is a literary honour in Gujarat, India.
Books by Tarak Mehta
Some of his popular books are Tarak Mehta Sathe Angat Sangat , Tarak Mehta Na Undha Chasman, Tarak Mehta Sathe Tadafadi, Saddhar Sasra Addhar Jamai , Jethalal No Jackpot, Tapuna Baap Ni Diwali, Tarak Mehta No Tapudo, Kitti Party Nu Kamthan, Kapada Utari Ne Vanchjo, Miss Powerder Galli, Kanyao , Karate Shikho and more, around 80 books were written by him and now available on various websites like GujaratiBooks.com and Amazon.in
Gujarat would always remember him for his immense contribution in literature.
A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven. We part with our beloved Padmashri Tarak Mehta in pain.