Raju Srivastava passes away: PM Narendra Modi pays condolences; says he will ‘continue to live in people’s hearts’

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. Among many others, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took to his official social media handle and paid condolences.

Along with a photo, featuring the last comedian, PM wrote, “Raju Srivastava brightened our lives with laughter, humour and positivity. He leaves us too soon but he will continue to live in the hearts of countless people thanks to his rich work over the years. His demise is saddening. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti.”

Raju Srivastava brightened our lives with laughter, humour and positivity. He leaves us too soon but he will continue to live in the hearts of countless people thanks to his rich work over the years. His demise is saddening. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti. pic.twitter.com/U9UjGcfeBK

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 21, 2022

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.

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.

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