Indian comedian Raju Srivastava breathed his last at the age of 58. Popular standup-comic Raju Srivastava, known for his quick wit, died early on Wednesday.
The 58-year-old comedian suffered a heart attack on August 10. He was taken to the hospital, where he has been on a ventilator since then.
“I got a call in the morning that he was gone. This is really unfortunate news. He was fighting for life in the hospital for 40 days,” his brother Deepu Srivastava told PTI.
Srivastava, was considered one of the highest profile comics in India. Several co-stars shared their grief over his departure.
“Raju Srivastava Om Shanti RIP,” wrote the veteran filmmaker Rakesh Roshan On Instagram.
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Comedian Rahman Khan said, “There will be no other Raju Srivastava.
“Raju bhai aap jaisa na koi tha na koi aayega, bahot yaad aayage aap #RIP #rajusrivastava,” he tweeted.
Actress Nimrat Kaur tweeted, “Deep condolences to the family and loved ones of the late Raju Srivastava Ji. May God bless the journey in his light #RIPRajuSrivastava.
Raju Srivastava shot to stardom in 2005 after participating in the reality comedy show The Great Indian Laughter Show. The actor joined the BJP in 2014 and featured in mega-blockbuster Bollywood films like Main Pyaar Kiya and Baazigar.