Comedian Raju Srivastava passes away at the age of 58

 The comedian passed away at 10.20 am after spending 41 days in the hospital.

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At the age of 58, popular comedian Raju Srivastava passed suddenly. At the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi, the comedian passed away. On August 10, Raju suffered a heart attack and was subsequently hospitalised at AIIMS.

 

The comedian passed away at 10.20 am after spending 41 days in the hospital.

 

A heart attack struck the 58-year-old stand-up comic as he was exercising in a South Delhi gym. When Raju was transferred to the hospital, he reportedly complained that he felt uneasy. The following day, he had an angioplasty, and even then, he has been on a ventilator.

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“He was doing his routine exercise and while he was on the treadmill, he suddenly fell. He suffered a heart attack and was immediately taken to the AIIMS hospital,” Raju Srivastava’s cousin had earlier told PTI.

The comedian’s health had seen considerable changes over the previous few days. Despite claims that Raju had regained consciousness on August 25, Raju’s brother Dipoo Srivastava told ABP News that the family had not received any such information from the physicians. Dipoo had also stated that the comedian had made only slight progress and was only slowly getting better.

 

Shikha, Raju’s wife, often updated his followers and family on his health and pleaded with them to pray for his recovery.

 

Raju, who is most known for playing the character “Gajodhar,” was born on December 25, 1963, into a middle-class family in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Ramesh Chandra Srivastava, his father, was a poet. Since he was little, he had good imitation skills.

With his clever one-liners and humorous insights on some extremely current topics in life, Raju carved out a place for himself in the world of stand-up comedy. He became well-known thanks to the groundbreaking stand-up comedy talent competition programme “The Great Indian Laughter Challenge,” which debuted its inaugural season in 2005.

 

In Hindi movies like “Maine Pyar Kiya,” “Baazigar,” “Bombay to Goa” (remake), and “Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiya,” he made an appearance. He participated in the third season of “Bigg Boss.” During those times, he served as the Uttar Pradesh Film Development Council’s chairman.