On Friday, Taarak Mehta maker Asit Kumarr Modi had said, “We will have to replace Dr Hathi. Reportedly, Nirmal Sethi is the new Dr. Hathi in 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah'. Dr Hathi latest news, photos, videos and updates from BollywoodLife.com. photos and videos on Dr Hathi

However, he was soon replaced by Kavi Kumar Azad, who died of a cardiac arrest in July 2018.

The actor suffered a cardiac arrest.

Is Nirmal Soni The New Dr Hathi Of Taarak Mehta?

Dr Hathi :Find latest news, top stories on Dr Hathi and get latest news updates. The actor was part of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah in 2008 during it's inception. Actor Kavi Kumar Azaad, who plays the role of Dr Hansraj Hathi in the popular show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, passed away today (July 9) morning. Hear It From Him! Explore lot more about Dr Hathi , pictures, breaking news and find Bollywood actors and actress photos, videos. There is a buzz in the TV industry that after the unfortunate death of Kavi Kumar Azaad, who was playing Dr. Hathi in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, Nirmal Soni will be stepping into his shoes yet again (earlier played Dr. Hathi in 2010). The new Dr Hathi will be revealed in the Monday episode as Nirmal and his onscreen wife, Ambika Ranjankar, perform the first Ganesh aarti in the show this year.”

We contacted Nirmal to confirm the news and here's how the conversation unfolded: Are you becoming the new Dr Hathi in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah? Get all the latest news and updates on Dr Hathi only on News18.com. Read all news including political news, current affairs and news headlines online on Dr Hathi today.

Kavi played the role of Dr Haathi on Taarak Mehta for almost eight years, having replaced actor Nirmal Soni, who played the role for a year since the show’s inception, in 2009. However SpotboyE.com got in touch … Nirmal earlier played the role of Dr. Hathi, when the show aired in 2008. Rumours have been strong that after the sudden death of Kavi Kumar Azaad (Dr. Hathi), actor Nirmal Soni has been approached for replacing the character.