The comedian and actor Raju Srivastava has died at the age of 58. Sadly, the comedian passed away at New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). Since Raju’s cardiac arrest on August 10th, he has been hospitalised at AIIMS.
Raju Srivastava suffered a heart attack on August 10. He was standing on the treadmill, doing his regular workout when he suddenly fainted.
At 10:20 a.m., after being hospitalised for 41 days, the comedian passed away.
The South Delhi gym was the scene of the heart attack that killed the 58-year-old stand-up comic. When Raju was taken to the hospital, he was complaining of feeling uneasy. He had an angioplasty the very day and has been breathing with the help of a ventilator since then.
“He was performing his regular exercise programme when he unexpectedly collapsed on the treadmill. Following a heart attack, he was sent to the AIIMS medical centre “Before this, Raju Srivastava’s cousin had said.
Comedian Raju Srivastava passes away in Delhi at the age of 58, confirms his family.— ANI (@ANI) September 21, 2022
He was admitted to AIIMS Delhi on August 10 after experiencing chest pain & collapsing while working out at the gym.
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The actor’s health had been very unstable during the past few days. On the 25th of August, there were rumours that Raju had regained consciousness, however, his brother Dipoo Srivastava told that the family had not heard anything to that effect from the physicians. Dipoo further mentioned that the comic is slowly but surely improving.
On occasion, Shikha, Raju’s wife, would update their followers and family on his condition and ask for prayers.
On Dec 25, 1963, in the city of Kanpur in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Raju was born to middle-class parents who would later give him the name “Gajodhar” for his theatrical persona. Ramesh Chandra Srivastava Sr. was a poet like his son. Even as a young child, he showed promise as a mimic.
Raju made a name for himself as a stand-up comedian thanks to his sharp wit and ability to poke fun at serious topics. His breakthrough came in 2005 when he hosted the premiere season of the groundbreaking stand-up comedy talent hunt show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge.
Movies he was in include “Maine Pyar Kiya,” “Baazigar,” “Bombay to Goa” (remake), and “Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiya,” all of which are in the Hindi language. He participated in the third season of “Bigg Boss.” In that role, he led the Uttar Pradesh Film Development Council.