Comedian Raju Srivastava who had suffered cardiac arrest at a gym remains on a life support in the intensive care unit of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi, as per hospital sources.
“Srivastava remains critical and on life support. There has been no improvement in his condition. He continues to be unconscious. He suffered brain damage after heart attack,” the source told PTI.
Shekhar Suman, who a judge the reality show `India`s Laughter Champion`, which launched the career of Raju Srivastava, has tweeted that the condition of the comedian was stable. ” Though still on the ventilator Raju is stable enough to be moved for a probable MRI,” he said in tweet on Sunday.
Though still on the ventilator Raju is stable enough to be moved for a probable MRI.Thank you @narendramodi ji @rajnathsingh ji @myogiadityanath ji for enquiring about his health and arranging for the best doctors but above all It’s YOUR prayers that have given him a new life
— Shekhar Suman (@shekharsuman7) August 14, 2022
Earlier, as per news agency IANS, which cited Raju Srivastava`s nephew, there was a minor improvement in comedian Raju Srivastava`s health. Kushal Srivastava, Raju’s nephew, revealed on Saturday that the comedian is “getting better,” reported the news agency.
He requested the comedian`s fans to not disturb the family and has asked their well-wisher to refrain from sending messages to the family.
He also asked everyone to stop spreading rumours about Srivastava`s condition. He said: “There are also rumours that he exercised a bit too much on the day when he suffered a heart attack which is baseless. He would always run on the treadmill, he never indulged in lifting heavy weights. He was doing his daily exercise.”
Raju has been a part of the entertainment industry since late 1980s. He received national recognition after participating in the first season of the stand-up comedy show `The Great Indian Laughter Challenge` in 2005.