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Ace comedian and actor Raju Srivastava left for his heavenly abode on Wednesday (September 21) after 41 days of hospitalisation. He was 58. On August 10, Raju suffered a heart attack while working out at a hotel in Delhi. He was immediately rushed to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi where he underwent angioplasty. Since then, he was on ventilator. His health reportedly improved but later again seemed to have deteriorated. From celebs to dignitaries to his fans, everyone has been mourning Raju Srivastava’s death. His close friend and colleague from the industry, Sunil Pal has got emotional while condoling Raju’s demise.

Sunil said, “Priya Raju bhai. Aapke dukhat khabar pata chali. Biswas karna toh mushkil hain…bohot muskil hain. Kaash aaj ka din nahi aata. 40 din se aap jo jung ladh rahe the, roz prarthana kar rahe the ki koi chamatkar hoga. Aapki jo khabar aayi hai, kabhi sapne mai bhi nahi socha tha. Bohot zyada dukhat din hai aaj ke liye. Parivaar walon ke liye sabke liye very sad news. Biswas kaise kare.. Aapko hasta, khelta, gata suna, dekha hain…”


Watch the emotional video of Sunil Pal here.

For the unversed, Raju Srivastava was born Satya Prakash Srivastava on December 25 1963. Raju was his stage name. He was popularly known as ‘Gajodhar Bhaiya’ due to his popular comedy acts. He did his first stand-up comedy in The Great Indian Laughter Challenge. He was the second runner-up on the show. Later, he took part in a number of competitions and also featured in many films and TV shows.

May Raju Srivastava’s soul rest in peace and we offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

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