Popular comedian-actor Raju Srivastava, who has been in the intensive care unit for several days following a heart attack, passed away on Wednesday morning. He was on the ventilator and in critical condition. He was admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi on August 10 after experiencing chest pain & collapsing while working out at the gym.
The 58-year-old stand-up comic underwent an angioplasty the same day.
Comedian Raju Srivastava passes away in Delhi at the age of 58, confirms his family.
He was admitted to AIIMS Delhi on August 10 after experiencing chest pain & collapsing while working out at the gym.
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Srivastava had joined the BJP in 2014.
A familiar face in the entertainment industry since the 1980s, Srivastava catapulted to fame after participating in the first season of the reality stand-up comedy show “The Great Indian Laughter Challenge” in 2005.
Srivastava has also featured in Hindi films such as “Maine Pyar Kiya”, “Baazigar”, the remake of “Bombay to Goa” and “Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiya”. He is the chairperson of the Film Development Council Uttar Pradesh.