Comedian ‘Gajadhar’ Raju Srivastava no more

PM Modi, Rajnath Singh, UP Guv, CM condole Raju Srivastav's demise

New Delhi: Popular comedian Raju Srivastava, who was undergoing treatment at AIIMS here after suffering a heart ailment over a month back, has passed away. He was 58.
On August 10, Raju’s health deteriorated, while he was running on a treadmill at a South Delhi-based gym.
He felt severe chest pain following which he suddenly collapsed and was rushed to the hospital by his gym trainer. He underwent an angioplasty.
Actor Vindu Dara Singh confirmed the sad demise of Raju on Twitter. He wrote, “Rest in peace @RajuShrivastav bhai you will be missed forever thank you for making us all laugh through your work”.

Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday expressed deep grief over the untimely death of renowned comedian and former chairperson of the Uttar Pradesh Film Development Council Raju Srivastava and extended their condolences to late actor’s bereaved family.
Known as ‘Gajodhar’, Raju was born on December 25, 1963, in Kanpur, shifted to Mumbai after studies and struggled in the film industry for many years. His life changed for the better after a show called ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge’ in 2011.

He is survived by wife Shikha and two children, Antara and Ayushman. (UNI)

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