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Taarak Mehta

Taarak Mehta
Born 1930 (age 83–84)
Occupation columnist, humorist,writer

Taarak Mehta (born 1930) is an Indian columnist, humorist, writer and playwright. Best known for the column Duniya Na Undha Chasma in Gujarati Language. He has translated and adapted several comedies into Gujarati, and has been well-known figure in the Gujarati theatre.[1]


The humorous weekly column first appeared in Chitralekha in March 1971 and ever since has been looking at contemporary issues from a different perspective. He has published 80 books, over the years, three books are based on the columns he wrote in Gujarati newspaper, Divya Bhaskar while rest were compiled from the stories in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.[2]

In 2008 SAB TV, a popular entertainment channel in India, started a show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah that is based on his column.,[3] and soon it became the flagship show of the channel.[4]

Personal life

He lives in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, where he moved in year 2000, with second wife, Indu of over 30 years, His first wife, Ila who later married Manohar Doshi, (died 2006), also stayed in the same apartment building. He has daughter from his first marriage, Ishani, who stays in US, and has two children, Kushaan and Shailee. [2][5]

Bibliography

  • Duniya ne Oondha Chashmah
  • Aa Duniya Panjarapole
  • Action Reply ½
  • Albelun America Vanthelun America
  • Champaklal Tapuni Jugalbandhi
  • Betaj Batali Baj Popatlal Taraj
  • Taarak Mehta ka oolta chashmah

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