The Hush Post: Actor Kavi Kumar Azad who played the character of Dr Hathi was saved from a certain death by Salman Khan. This happened eight years ago.
The Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah star’s hospital treatment and the bariatric surgery was carried out after Salman paid for all the bills.
Azad, who died suddenly of a heart attack earlier this week, had lost more than 100-kg after the health scare however it could not save him this time round.
According to a report in Spotboye, Salman paid for the actor’s hospital room and the operation theatre expenses. He also paid for Azad’s medicines. Salman, according to the report, works closely with the doctor who attended to Azaad, and often pays the medical bills of those who are in need. Azad’s doctor also waived off his fees.
Salman has cultivated this humanitarian image for himself, led by his apparel line/charitable venture, Being Human particularly after the alleged killing of roadside dwellers in Mumbai with his Land Cruiser.
The report also says that Azad and Salman had met briefly a few months ago. He was cremated on Wednesday with fellow TV actors Shailesh Lodha, Neha Mehta, Mandar Chandwadkar and Jennifer Mistry in attendance.
Another Spotboye report claimed that the late actor had refused to undergo a second bariatric surgery, despite the advice of his doctor, because his career depended on him not losing weight.
A host of television actors paid their respects to the actor at his funeral on Tuesday.