Indian comedian Raju Srivastav breathed his last at the age of 58. Popular comedian Raju Srivastav, known for his quick wit, passed away early on Wednesday.
The 58-year-old comedian suffered a heart attack on August 10. He was taken to the hospital, where he was on a ventilator.
“I got a call in the morning that he was not there. This is really unfortunate news. He was fighting for his life in the hospital for over 40 days,” his brother Dibu Srivastava told PTI.
Srivastava was considered one of India’s top comics. Many co-stars also shared their condolences on his demise.
“Raju Srivastava Om Shanti RIP,” wrote the veteran filmmaker Rakesh Roshan On Instagram.
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“There will never be another Raju Srivastava,” said comedian Rehman Khan.
“Raju bhai aap jaisa na koi tha na koi aayeka, bahod yaad avoke aap #RIP #Rajusreevastava,” he tweeted.
Actress Nimrat Kaur tweeted, “Deep condolences to the family and loved ones of late Raju Srivastava Ji. God bless his journey #RIPRajuSrivastava.
Raju Srivastava rose to fame in 2005 after participating in the reality comedy show The Great Indian Laughter Show. The actor joined the BJP in 2014 and appeared in mega-blockbuster Bollywood films like Maine Pyaar Kiya and Baasigar.