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Noted comedian Raju Srivastav passes away at 58

The Bombay to Goa actor was undergoing treatment at AIIMS Delhi after he suffered a cardiac arrest on August 10.

Noted comedian Raju Srivastav passes away at 58

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Last Updated: 05.53 AM, Sep 21, 2022


The famous and loved comedian, Raju Srivastav passed away at the age of 58. The Indian entertainer was undergoing treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) after he suffered a cardiac arrest on August 10 while working out at the gym.

He had collapsed after experiencing chest pain while running on the treadmill in a gym. According to the comedian's brother, Raju spent 41 days in the Delhi hospital after collapsing. 

Soon after the actor got admitted to the hospital, his fellow comedian and friend Sunil Pal shared an emotional video urging the fans and all the people of the country to pray for him.

On August 14, the Bombay to Goa actor shared a video of himself on Instagram and said, "Friends, please pray for Raju Srivastava Ji, he has been suffering from a very critical situation. And he needs everyone's blessing to recover soon."

Following that, Sunil continued posting a few more videos and speaking about Srivastav's health and informing the fans about his condition.

Raju Srivastav rose to fame after competing in The Great Indian Laughter Challenge. The actor-comedian was later seen in multiple shows and films including Bigg Boss, Laugh India Laugh, The Kapil Sharma Show, Bombay to Goa, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and more.

Apart from multiple comedy contests in India such as Comedy Ka Maha Muqabala and Laugh India Laugh, he also participated in the renowned dance competition Nach Baliye, as well as the country's famous reality, show Bigg Boss season 3 in 2009. He was last seen in Kapil Sharma, Ishita Dutta and Monica Gill starrer Firangi.