Popular comedian Raju Srivastava has passed away. He breathed his last on Wednesday 21 September at the age of 58 at AIIMS Hospital in Delhi.
Raju Srivastava suffered a heart attack on August 10 while exercising at a hotel in Delhi. After this he was admitted to AIIMS Hospital in Delhi.
He was on ventilator for the last 40 days. AIIMS sources from BBC have confirmed the death of Raju Srivastava.
Raju Srivastava was running at the trade mill on 10th August when he had chest pain and had collapsed.
Srivastava’s nephew Ashok Srivastava then told news agency PTI, “He was doing daily exercise. During this, he suddenly fell from the trade mill. He had a heart attack and after that he was admitted to AIIMS Hospital.
Since then, there has been ups and downs in the health of Raju Srivastava. After his death, his family is survived by wife Shikha and two children.
Raju Srivastava stepped into the acting world in the 80s.
He got the most fame from the small screen. After taking part in ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge’ in 2005, he started getting recognition especially among Hindi speaking audiences.
He became very popular in the role of Gajodhar Bhaiya. Raju Srivastava used to raise aspects related to the life of common Indians through this character, on which everyone was forced to laugh.
Raju Srivastava also worked in films. He also appeared in small roles in films like ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’, ‘Baazigar’ and ‘Aamdani Athani Kharkha Rupaiya’. He was the chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Film Development Council.
Raju Srivastava, a resident of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, also tried his hand in politics in the last decade. He joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2014 after being associated with the Samajwadi Party for some time.
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has expressed deep grief by tweeting on the death of Raju Srivastava. In his tweet, Rajnath Singh has written, “I am deeply saddened by the demise of renowned comedian, Raju Srivastava ji. Apart from being a seasoned artist, he was also a very lively person. He was also very active in the social field. I extend my condolences to his bereaved family and fans. Peace!
Home Minister Amit Shah has also expressed deep condolences on the death of Raju Srivastava, saying, “The famous comedian Raju Srivastava ji had a unique style, he impressed everyone with his amazing talent. His death is a great loss to the art world. I express my condolences to his family and fans. May God give them the strength to bear this grief. peace peace.