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Popular comedian-actor Raju Srivastava passed away on Wednesday (September 21) after suffering second cardiac arrest. Raju suffered a heart attack on August 10 while working out at a gym in Delhi. He was rushed to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the capital city. He underwent angioplasty and later was shifted to the ICU as his condition worsened. He was 58. Srivastava’s last rites were performed on September 22 at Nigambodh Ghat in New Delhi. Many celebs, dignitaries to fans condoled the demise of the ace comedian. Amitabh Bachchan who shared a good bond with Gajodhar Bhaiya has also mourned his demise.

In his latest blog, Amitabh wrote an eulogy for the late comedian. He called him his ‘colleague, friend and a creative artist’.


He added, “A sudden ailment and (he is) gone before time, before his creativity time completion. Each day in the morning, with him in spirit and information from near ones”.

Earlier, there were reports that Amitabh had sent a voice recording to Raju’s family and it was played while he was in coma. The Goodbye actor confirmed it and said, “They got advised to send a voice to awaken his condition. I did and they played it for him in his state in his ears. On one instance he did open his eye a bit and then, went away. His sense of timing and the colloquial humour of his birth shall remain with us. It was unique, open, frank, and filled with humour. He smiles from the Heavens now and will be the reason for mirth with the God’s.”

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