Comedian Raju Srivastava passes away at 58

Comedy star Raju Srivastava passes away on September 21, 2022, at the age of 58. 

Raju Srivastava passes away
Raju Srivastava passes away

Raju Srivastava passes away: Comedy King Raju Srivastava passed away at the age of 58 on September 21, 2022. The actor suffered a heart attack on August 10 after which he was rushed to AIIMS Hospital in the National Capital. Srivastava was immediately shifted to the ICU and was on life support. Despite the doctor’s best efforts, Raju Srivastava was not able to gain consciousness for over a month and as per the reports, his health kept deteriorating even the days after he suffered a heart attack. As per the doctors, the comedian suffered brain damage after the heart attack.

Raju Srivastava, the 58-year-old stand-up comedian suffered a heart attack while he was working out in a gym. He was complaining that he felt uneasy when he was being moved to the hospital. The actor underwent an angioplasty the same day and has been on a ventilator ever since. Over the past few days, Srivastava's health witnessed significant fluctuations. He passed away on September 21, 2022. The news of his demise was confirmed by his family. 

Raju Srivastava was born on December 25, 1963 as Satya Prakash Srivastava. Later, he took Raju as his stage name. Raju Srivastava was often credited as the Gajodhar because of his popular acts. He was a resident of Kanpur and belonged to a middle-class family. Raju Srivastava always wanted to become a comedian and to achieve his dream, he began his stint as a stand-up comedian with the popular talent show- The Great Indian laughter Challenge. 

Raju Srivastava finished second at the show and after that participated in The Great Indian Laughter Challenge- Champions, and won the title of 'The King of Comedy'. He started performing both in India and in abroad and also did some Bollywood films including 'Maine Pyar Kiya' and other small roles in popular films namely Bombay to Goa and Bazigar.

He enjoyed a huge fan following when he participated in Season 3 of Big Boss and Nach Baliye Season 6. Raju Srivastava is survived by his wife Shikha and two children- Ayushman and Antara.  

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