The untimely death of popular comedian Raju Srivastava at the age of 58 has left the nation with teary eyes. The comedian who won millions of hearts with his outstanding perfomances took his last breath at Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
Many big leaders such as PM Narendra Modi, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, UP CM Yogi Adityanath, home minister Amit Shah, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel, and transport minister Nitin Gadkari among others shared condolence messages over social media platforms.
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PM Modi tweeted that Srivastava has brightened up the lives of many with his laughter, humour and positivity. He leaves the world too soon but he will continue to live in the hearts of countless people forever. He also thanked him for his rich work over the years. His demise is saddening. Condolences to his family and admirers, PM added in his Tweet.
While sharing the grief message on the sudden demise of a stand-up comedian, Delhi CM tweeted in Hindi that reads it is very sad to hear about the demise of famous comedian Raju Srivastava ji. May God give place to the departed soul at his feet, condolences to his family and all his fans in this time of sorrow, Kejriwal added in his tweet.
UP CM also shared his grief message while talking with the media. He said that the comedian was a great human being and has always entertained everyone without any discrimination.
The report said that the comedian was witnessing a lot of health complications over the past few days due to which he was admitted to the AIIMS. Report also revealed that he was on a ventilator for over a month.
Earlier it was reported that Srivastava was gaining consciousness and showing sign of health improvement.
Raju was born on December 25, 1963. He rose to fame with the comedy show Great Indian Laughter Challenge through his iconic stage character Gajodhar.