Raju Srivastava Dies at 58 | USbites

Raju Srivastava passes away - USbites

Raju Srivastava, a veteran comedian who was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), died at age 58. Raju Srivastava had a heart attack on August 10 and was hospitalized after complaining of chest pain while running on a treadmill at the gym. He also underwent an angioplasty the same day.

“I got a call from the family about half an hour ago saying he is no more. It is sad news. He was fighting in the hospital for over 40 days,” said his brother Dipoo Srivastava. Raju Srivastava was declared dead at 10.20 am, according to hospital sources.

Raju Srivastava was on a life support system at AIIMS, Delhi. The comedian regained consciousness after 15 days on ventilator support. However, on September 1, after he ran a fever as high as 100 degrees, doctors put him on ventilator support again.

Srivastava has worked in the entertainment industry since the late 1980s and received recognition after participating in the first season of the stand-up comedy show “The Great Indian Laughter Challenge” in 2005. He had featured in films like ‘Maine Pyar Kiya,’ ‘Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya’ and ‘Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon’ among others.

Raju Srivastava, counted as among the country’s most high-profile and experienced comics, is survived by his wife and two children.