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Comedian Raju Srivastava passes away at 58 in Delhi

Popular comedian Raju Srivastava died in Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at the age of 58, confirmed his family.

Raju Srivastava had suffered severe brain damage after the cardiac arrest and had remained unconscious and under observation at AIIMS, Delhi since August 10.

He suffered a cardiac arrest while working out at the gym and was brought to the hospital by his trainer. The comedian was given CPR twice to resuscitate his heart. He underwent an angioplasty the same day and has been on a ventilator ever since.

Raju, best known for his stage character ‘Gajodhar', was born on December 25, 1963, in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur in a middle-class family. His father, Ramesh Chandra Srivastava, was a poet. He was a good mimic since his early days.

Raju Srivastava was a popular comedian who has been a part of several comedy shows. He was a part of The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, Comedy Circus, The Kapil Sharma Show, and others. The comedian also featured in Bollywood films like Maine Pyaar Kiya, Tezaab, Baazigar, and more.

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