Raju Srivastava funeral: Comedian’s son Ayushman performs last rites as family bids final goodbye
Ace comedian Raju Srivastava breathed his last on September 21 at 10:20 AM after being hospitalized for over a month. Raju suffered a cardiac arrest on August 10 and was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in Delhi. He was just 58 when he passed away. Today the popular star was laid to rest by his family as they bid him a tearful goodbye.
The funeral of Raju Srivastava took place at Delhi’s Nigam Bodh Ghat which is located on the banks of the Yamuna river on Thursday morning. His son Ayushman performed the final rites.
After contemplation of taking the comedian’s mortal remains to Mumbai or Kanpur. Family members decided to hold Raju Srivastava’ funeral rites in Delhi. The funeral was attended by his family members and a few close friends, including Sunil Pal and Ahsaan Qureshi. Also in attendance were some well-known names from poetry and political background who paid their last respects. His fans too came out in hordes to bid farewell to their favourite star.
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Raju’s brother-in-law spoke to IndiaToday.in and said that Raju Srivastava’s blood pressure dropped, following which CPR was given. Initially, he responded to it but later collapsed. He added, “The ventilator was supposed to be removed in 2-3 days. Medicine doses had also been decreased.”
Raju Srivastava has been in the Entertainment industry for a long time now. He has been a part of some popular comedy shows like The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, Comedy Circus, and The Kapil Sharma Show. The comedian also was seen in movies like Maine Pyaar Kiya, Tezaab, Baazigar and more.
He is survived by his wife Shikha, son Ayushman and daughter Antara.