Stand-up comedian Raju Srivastava loses battle, dies at AIIMS

Noted stand-up comedian Raju Srivastava is no more. An era has ended in the stand-up comedy as it was Raju Srivastava who plays a big role in making the stand-up comedy popular. He was 58.

Srivastava was admitted at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) after he suffered a sudden heart attack on August 10 this year. The actor was immediately shifted to intensive care unit (ICU) and was on life support. His condition was said to improving a few days back. However, he was kept on life support. 

There was a ray of hope, after both the family and the attending medical staff at the AIIMS, informed Srivastava regaining consciousness a few days back but the inevitable happened. The man who is believed to have given a new perspective to the stand-up comedy with his numerous flicks including ‘Gajodhar Bhaiya’ was declared dead a hours back. 

Social media has been abuzz with condolences pouring in since the news was flashed. His list of admirers is huge from eminent people to common person. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had telephoned Raju Srivastava’s wife Shikha to enquire about his health and offered support. 

He is survived by his wife, daughter and son.

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