Popular Indian comedian Raju Srivastava breathed his last on September 21. The comedian passed away on Wednesday at age 58. He was admitted to AIIMS over a month ago after he collapsed while working out at the gym.
Srivastava’s cousin Ashok Srivastava had spoken to PTI recently and confirmed that the comedian had suffered a heart attack while working out. “He was doing his routine exercise and while he was on the treadmill, he suddenly fell down. He suffered a heart attack and was immediately taken to the AIIMS hospital,” Ashok had told PTI.
Several reports had earlier revealed that the comedian was put on a ventilator after suffering brain damage. On August 10, Raju Srivastava collapsed during his gym session. The actor complained of chest pain and was immediately admitted to AIIMS hospital in Delhi by his trainer. Reports also said that the comedian was given CPR twice to revive his heartbeat. While initially, his condition was seen to be improving, soon after, reports of his health deteriorating started doing the rounds.
Raju Srivastava rose to fame with The Great Indian Laughter Challenge. While his stand-up comedy was widely appreciated, he had done smaller roles in several films including Maine Pyar Kiya, Baazigar, Bombay to Goa, and Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya. He had also participated in Bigg Boss 3. He was the Chairman of the Film Development Council in Uttar Pradesh.