Comedian Raju Srivastava suffers heart attack in gym, rushed to AIIMS Delhi
Popular stand-up comedian Raju Srivastava suffered a heart attack last night. The 57-year-old comedian is currently undergoing treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi.
According to the reports, Raju Srivastava collapsed while running on a treadmill in a gym. His trainer said that the comedian fell unconscious and complained of severe chest pain. He was immediately rushed to the hospital by his trainer and was given CPR twice to resuscitate his heart.
Raju Srivastava’s PR Ajit Saxena in a media statement said that Raju was in Delhi for a meeting with a few political leaders. Giving a health update, Saxena said his pulse rate is back and he is in the ICU.
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Comedian Sunil Pal posted a video where he revealed that the comedian is doing well now. He said his health deteriorated last night, but he is recovering rapidly and will be home soon.
Just hours before Raju suffered a heart attack, he had shared a stand-up comedy video on his Instagram account. In the video, he gave a funny spin on the information being spread on Covid-19 via caller tune on the phones. Srivastava mimicked a few veteran actors including Vinod Khanna, Shashi Kapoor, and others to demonstrate how they would have expressed such info.
On the work front, Raju got recognition by participating in The Great Indian Laughter Challenge. He has also worked in films such as Bombay to Goa, Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya and Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. He also participated in TV shows such as Bigg Boss Season 3 and Dekh Bhai Dekh. The 57-year-old is the chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Film Division Board.
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