Comedian Raju Srivastava died on 21st September, 2022 in Delhi. However, Comedian Raju suffered a cardiac arrest in the gym on August 10 while working out. In addition, he was immediately taken to AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) and was hospitalized. Gradually, his health deteriorated. His age was 58 when he died.
Comedian Raju Srivastava Death Updates
Comedian Raju died at 10:20 a.m., told news agency sources. Raju Srivastava was cremated today (on 22nd September) at the Nigambodh Ghat in Delhi, and his son Ayushmaan and wife Shikha bid him farewell with tears.
However, Comedian Raju was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on August 10 after collapsing in the gym. On the same day, he underwent angioplasty and was put on a ventilator.
About the Life of Comedian Raju Srivastava :
Raju Srivastava (full name: Satya Prakash Srivastava) was born on December 25, 1963, in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. And, his father, Rameshchandra Srivastava, was a poet, according to IMDb.
Raju Srivastava appeared in Bollywood films such as Salman Khan’s Maine Pyar Kiya, Shah Rukh Khan’s “Baazigar”, and “Bombay To Goa”.
Moreover, his big break came from the comedy talent show “The Great Indian Laughter Challenge”, which aired on television from 2005 to 2017. Everyone adored his fictional characters Gajodhar and Manohar.
In addition, Raju Srivastava was the chairman of Uttar Pradesh’s Film Development Council until his death in 2007. Also, in the 2014 General Elections, the Samajwadi Party selected Raju Shrivastav from Kanpur, but he declined the ticket. But, in March of 2014, the comedian decided to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
How people reacted to Comedian Raju Srivastava ‘s Death?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences for Srivastava’s death, saying he left the world far too soon.
Also, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, expressed condolences to his family, saying, “Raju Srivastava is no longer among us. I pray for his soul to rest in peace on behalf of the people of Uttar Pradesh.”
Moreover, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, who competed in the stand-up comedy show “The Great Indian Laughter Challenge” with Srivastava in 2005, said his performance will live on in people’s hearts.
“#RajuSrivastav ji made us laugh a lot in his life but today it is very sad to hear this news. Worked a lot with him and got to learn a lot. Raju ji may not be with us physically but his performance will always be alive in our hearts. We’ll miss you “Gajodhar Bhaiya”,” he tweeted.
Among those who paid tribute to the late Comedian Raju Srivastava were Union Minister Shah, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Maan, actors Ravi Kishan, Shekhar Suman, and Vicky Kaushal, and The Kashmir Files director Vivek Agnihotri.