Renowned Comedian Raju Srivastava passed away in Delhi at the age of 58, confirms his family. Srivastav, who has appeared in several comedy shows and a few movies, died almost a month and a half after he suffered a heart attack and was admitted to AIIMS Delhi.
His death comes as a shock to the country. Several fans, stars, and political leaders took to Twitter and mourned his passing.
The comedian suffered a heart attack on August 9 and was soon rushed to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in Delhi.
“He was working out on the treadmill around 11-11:30 when he had the stroke. He is stable now. There is nothing to worry (about) as of now. Doctors are conducting tests, we’ll share more information soon,” his team said. It was later reported that the comedian suffered immense brain damage too after cardiac arrest.
Raju Srivastava went on to become a household name when he appeared in The Great Indian Laughter Challenge. He went on to star in several other comedy shows, including Comedy Ka Maha Muqabala, Comedy Circus, and Comedy Nights with Kapil. The comedian received appreciation from many stars and political leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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