Television producer Gautam Adhikari died of a heart attack in Mumbai on Friday, PTI reported. He was 67.

A pioneer of the Marathi television industry, Adhikari and his brother Markand started the Sri Adhikari Brothers, or SAB Group, in 1985. The group is behind the successful SAB TV channel, most popularly known for the show Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.

In 1995, the SAB Group became the first publicly-listed television production company in India. The company began by producing Marathi TV shows, but later branched out into film distribution and production, The Indian Express reported. Adhikari produced and directed several films and television series, including Hello Inspector, Commander, Marshall, Silsila and Waqt ki Raftar.