Raju Srivastava breathed his last at 10.20 am
Was admitted to AIIMS after heart attack on August 10
After being in a coma for 41 days, he finally lost the battle to death.
New Delhi / Lucknow. Famous comedian Raju Srivastava passed away in AIIMS, Delhi. He was admitted to AIIMS on August 10 after suffering a heart attack. 58-year-old Raju Srivastava was fighting for life and death for the last 41 days. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has condoled the death of Raju Srivastava. Raju Srivastava was a resident of Kanpur and was also the chairman of the UP Film Development Council.
According to the information received from AIIMS, Raju Srivastava breathed his last at 10.20 am today. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, SP President Akhilesh Yadav on the death of Raju SrivastavaMany politicians and film personalities including Ravi Kishan have expressed deep grief. Raju Srivastava came out of a city like Kanpur and set his feet in Bollywood and he was considered the king of standup comedy. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has described his death as an irreparable loss.
Success from the Great Indian Laughter Challenge
Born on 25 December 1963 in Kanpur, Raju Srivastava was working in the world of comedy since 1993. He also worked with artists like Kalyanji Anandji, Bappi Lahiri and Nitin Mukesh. He was known for his skillful mimicry. His real success came from the Great Indian Laughter Challenge. Due to his amazing performance in this show, he came on everyone’s tongue from house to house. His character of Gajodhar also became quite famous.
Raju Srivastava died on Wednesday in a hospital in Delhi. He was 58 years old and was hospitalized for more than 40 days. He had suffered a heart attack on August 10 while exercising at a hotel in Delhi. After this he was admitted to AIIMS, where his ‘angioplasty’ was done. Since then he was on ventilator and did not regain consciousness.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday condoled the demise of renowned comedian-actor Raju Srivastava and said he illuminated our lives with laughter, humor and positivity. In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, ‘Raju Srivastava illuminated our lives with laughter, humor and positivity. He left us very soon but through his rich work over the years he will remain in the hearts of countless people.
He said, ‘His death is very sad. My condolences to his family members and fans. Srivastava joined the BJP in 2014 after being a part of the Samajwadi Party for some time.
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 21, 2022, 10:45 IST