Mumbai Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah former actor Bhavya Gandhi, who played the role of Tipendra Jethalal Gada aka Tapu, has lost his father, Vinod Gandhi to Covid-19. The 23-year-old actor confirmed the death of his father to Indian Express on Wednesday morning. Also Read - Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Actor Neha Mehta AKA Anjali Bhabhi Is All Set To Return With Women Centric Film

His father had tested positive for the coronavirus a couple of weeks ago and was fighting for his life for over 10 days at Mumbai’s Kokilaben Ambani Hospital reportedly. Vinod Gandhi was a builder by profession. Also Read - Anupamaa Becomes TRP Queen, Beats Imlie, And Indian Idol 12 With Huge Ratings | Top Five TV Shows This Week

Meanwhile, on the work front, Bhavya played Jethalal’s (played by Dilip Joshi) son Tapu in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. He left the show in 2017 after working as a child artist for eight years. After quitting the show, he worked in a few Gujarati films such as Papa Tamne Nahi Samjhay, Striker, Baap Kamaal Dikro Dhamaal, among others. He also runs a podcast. Also Read - Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Fame Nidhi Bhanushali Aka Sonu Struggles To Chop Potatoes As She Lives Village Life | See Photos