Popular Indian comedian Raju Srivastava passed away

Popular Indian comedian Raju Srivastava passed away

Popular Indian comedian Raju Srivastava died this morning at the age of 58.

Citing international media reports, on August 10 Raju was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi due to a heart attack.

The deceased, who was born in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, suffered chest pains and collapsed while exercising at the gym.

After being admitted to AIIMS, Raju who entered the entertainment industry in the 1980s underwent angioplasty.

Angioplasty is a procedure used to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels or arteries of the heart.

However, his health did not show any change until the deceased was reported to be brain dead.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi in a message on Twitter also expressed his condolences on the comedian’s passing.

“Raju Srivastava brightened our lives with laughter, jokes and positivity.

“He left us too soon but he will live on in our hearts. His passing is really sad. Condolences to the family and fans,” he said in the entry, today.

As a child, Raju was famous for imitating the style of movie stars.

His amazing ability to imitate Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan is famous in the world of Hindi comedy.

Raju started joining the world of comedy in the 1980s when it was through the government television channel, TV Doordarshan.

Raju’s first sketch comedy Hasna Mana Hai ( Laughter is Banned ) has come out in audio cassette form.

Raju is survived by a widow, Shikha Srivastava and two children.

source – Astro Awani


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