When Salman Khan paid Dr Hathi's medical expenses

Recently, TV actor Kavi Kumar Azaad passed away due to cardiac arrest but many might not know that Kavi Kumar Azaad, who popularly portrays the role of Dr Hathi in ‘Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma’ was financially aided by Salman Khan eight years ago.

Kavi aka Dr Hathi had to undergo bariatric surgery eight years ago. He collapsed on the set and immediately rushed to Dr Muffi Lakdawala. Dr Hathi was put on ventilator and operation was performed and he had dropped from 265 kg to 140 kg then.

But he did not have sufficient money to meet the medical expenses and Salman Khan came to his rescue and paid the OT and room charges and also paid Dr Hathi's medicines bill.

Salman Khan is known for his big heart who landed financial help to many people.

Sadly, Dr Hathi died of massive cardiac arrest on Tuesday. A very sad story attached to his death. Dr Muffi suggested another bariatric surgery to Dr Hathi but the actor did not opted fearing that he might lose job if he lose weight. The doctors already warned Kavi Mumar Azad about the risk due to the overweight.

On Wednesday, he was cremated and his funeral was attended by Shailesh Lodha, Neha Mehta, Mandar Chandwadkar and Jennifer Mistry among others.