Comedian Raju Srivastav passed away this Wednesday morning- family confirms

On Wednesday morning, comedian Raju Srivastava passed away. He was 58. Raju Srivastava, a comedian, passed dead on Wednesday morning in Delhi, according to his family. He was then 58.

Why was Raju Srivastava hospitalized?

Raju Srivastava suffered a heart attack on 10th of August while exercising. He was working out as usual when he unexpectedly passed out on the treadmill. After having a heart attack, Raju Srivastava was hospitalized at AIIMS, Delhi, on August 10. Post  15 days on ventilator support, Raju Srivastava was able to regain consciousness. Around September 1, meanwhile, he was back on ventilator support post developing a fever as high as 100 degrees.

The comedian’s health condition had seen considerable changes over the previous few days. Despite claims that Raju had regained consciousness on August 25, Raju’s brother Dipoo Srivastava informed ABP News that the family had not received any such information from the physicians.

Dipoo also stated that the comedian had made only slight progress and was only slowly getting better.

Shikha, Raju’s wife, often updated his followers and family about his health and pleaded with them to pray for his recovery.

According to Raju Srivastava’s chief advisor Ajit Saxena, the comic was not able to be saved despite the physicians’ best attempts.

About Raju Srivastava

Since the 1980s, Raju Srivastava has worked in the entertainment sector. He immediately became famous after participating in the first season of the stand-up reality comedy series “The Great Indian Laughter Challenge” in 2005. Additionally, he presided over the Uttar Pradesh Film Development Council.

With his clever one-liners and humorous insights on some extremely current topics in life, Raju carved out a place for himself in the field of stand-up comedy. He became well-known thanks to the groundbreaking stand-up comedy talent competition program “The Great Indian Laughter Challenge,” which debuted its inaugural season in 2005.

Raju was well-known in the comedy community. He was also well-liked for his portrayals of politicians and Bollywood actors. Additionally, he took part in various comedy programs, such as Comedy Circus, Comedy Ka Maha Muqabala, as well as Comedy Nights with Kapil.

Raju further disclosed in 2017 that even PM Narendra Modi appreciates his impersonation.

Raju, who is best known for portraying the stage persona “Gajodhar,” was created on December 25, 1963, in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, to middle-class parents.  Ramesh Chandra Srivastava, his father, had been a poet. He had good mimicking abilities from when he was a little child.

Both in India and overseas, Raju Srivastava performed. Once Raju took part in Bigg Boss Season 3 as well as Nach Baliye Season 6, he also acquired a lot of followers.

His appearances in movies

In Hindi movies like “Maine Pyar Kiya,” “Bombay to Goa” (remake), “Baazigar,” as well as “Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiya,” he made an appearance. He participated in the third season of “Bigg Boss.” He served as the Uttar Pradesh Film Development Council’s chairman.

His political career

Srivastava ran as a Samajwadi Party candidate from Kanpur in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. On March 19, 2014, he got into the Bharatiya Janata Party. PM Narendra Modi proposed him to participate in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. He has since promoted cleanliness via his activities in a number of cities. He has created several music videos to promote cleaning.  For Swacha Bharat Abhiyaan, he has also filmed several TV advertisements and social service message videos.


Raju Srivastav who was a great comedian has died. Following a heart attack, while working out, the actor and comedian were hospitalized at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in New Delhi last month. The ANI published the news of his passing.

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