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Raju Srivastava’s nephew Kushal Srivastava has denied reports claiming the comedian has gained consciousness. For the uninitiated, Raju’s secretary Garvit Narang had said on Thursday that Raju gained consciousness and is improving.

Speaking with ETimes, Raju’s nephew Kushal said, “Raju ji’s health is improving but the reports of him gaining consciousness are untrue. He has opened his eyes a couple of times and also moved his hands, but that is not enough for us, we want him to recover completely. His health is gradually getting better and the doctors are also saying that recovery will take time.”

Kushal added, “He is still on a ventilator and doctors want him to take him out of it, but there are no such immediate plans. They are waiting for his health to improve more. The progress is not enough for the doctors to remove the life support. His organs are responding well to the treatment.”


After Kushal gave an update on Raju’s health condition, his daughter Antara also penned a note for the fans on comedian’s official Instagram page. The note read, “Dear all well-wishers, My dad Mr. Raju Srivastava Ji’s condition is stable and he continues to recover slowly. He is on the ventilator at the moment. Only statements from AIIMS Delhi and Raju ji’s official social media accounts are trustworthy and genuine. Any other news or statements from anyone else is unreliable. The doctors and their entire team at AIIMS Delhi are working hard and diligently. We’re thankful to them and all his well-wishers. Request you all to continue your love and prayers for his speedy recovery.”

Raju is one of the most loved comedians in India. He is known as ‘The King of Comedy’. The ace comedian has been a part of many TV shows including The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, Comedy Ka Maha Muqabla and more.

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Raju Srivastava is still on ventilator

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