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Breaking! India most popular comedian Raju Srivastava passes away at the age of 58

On Wednesday, India Comedian Raju Srivastava has passed away at the age of 58. His family members have confirmed this. Raju was admitted to AIIMS Delhi on August 10 after he experienced chest pain and collapsed while working out at the gym.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: On Wednesday, India Comedian Raju Srivastava has passed away at the age of 58. His family members have confirmed this. Raju was admitted to AIIMS Delhi on August 10 after he experienced chest pain and collapsed while working out at the gym. The comedian took his last breath at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi.

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Raju Srivastava was on a life support system at AIIMS, Delhi. The comedian regained consciousness after 15 days on ventilator support. However, on September 1, after he ran a fever as high as 100 degrees, he was put on ventilator support again. The stand-up comic had suffered a heart attack while exercising. “He was doing his routine exercise and while he was on the treadmill, he suddenly fell down. He suffered a heart attack and was immediately taken to the AIIMS hospital,” Raju Srivastava’s cousin had earlier told media.

Raju Srivastav had carved a niche for himself in the world of stand-up comedy with his well-timed jokes and comic takes on some very relevant situations in life. He rose to fame with the first-of-its-kind stand-up comedy talent hunt show ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge’, with its first season premiering in the year 2005.

In Hindi movies like Maine Pyar Kiya, Baazigar, the remade version of Bombay to Goa, and Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiya, he has also played supporting parts. He was one of the contestants on “Bigg Boss” season three. He was the chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Film Development Council.

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