Indian Comedian Raju Srivastava passes away at 58

Indian Comedian Raju Srivastava passes away at 58

Raju Srivastava passed away on August 10 after having a heart attack while exercising at the gym. After a protracted battle, the comedian passed away today, September 21. The wife, son, and daughter of Raju Srivastava are presently residing at AIIMS. Now, the family will choose between taking him to Mumbai and Kanpur.

Raju Srivastava had suffered severe brain damage after the cardiac arrest, and had remained unconscious and under observation at AIIMS, Delhi since August 10. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, had spoken to the comedian's wife, Shikha Srivastava, and had assured her full help in treatment. Raju was working out on the treadmill when he experienced chest pain and collapsed. He was brought to AIIMS Delhi by his trainer and was given CPR twice to resuscitate his heart.

During the cardiac arrest, Raju Srivastava also suffered immense brain damage. He was in a critical condition and was on ventilator support. He was being treated by the AIIMS team doctors of the Cardiology and Emergency Department, led by Dr Nitish Nyay. As per AIIMS sources, Srivastava suffered a cardiac arrest while working out at the gym and was brought to the hospital by his trainer. The comedian was given CPR twice to resuscitate his heart.

Raju Srivastava's brother-in-law, Ashish Srivastava, confirmed the news. He said, "Raju Srivastava had a heart attack while going to the gym. He was staying in Delhi to meet some of the big leaders of the state. He went to the gym in the morning and then went to another gym that day. During the same time, he got a heart attack. He has been admitted to AIIMS. But he is back under control. After 5 minutes, the doctors allowed the relatives to meet his grandfather. Only after meeting him, they will be able to give rest of the information."

Raju Srivastava is a popular comedian who has been a part of several comedy shows. Srivastava was a part of The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, Comedy Circus, The Kapil Sharma Show, Shaktimaan and others. The comedian also featured in Bollywood films like Maine Pyaar Kiya, Tezaab, Baazigar and more. He was recently seen as a special guest on India's Laughter Champion.