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Comedian Raju Srivastav regains consciousness after 15 days of hospitalization: AIIMS official

Famous comedian of Indian television Raju Srivastav is now improving after 15 days in ICU, according to AIIMS doctors. He was hospitalized due to heart attack on Aug 10.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Famous comedian of Indian television Raju Srivastav is now improving after 15 days in ICU, according to AIIMS doctors. He was hospitalized due to heart attack on Aug 10. His treatment is going on in Delhi’s AIIMS. Struggling for his life for 15 days, Raju is still on ventilator. In such a situation, his fans are constantly praying for his speedy recovery.

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The 58-year-old stand-up comedian suffered a heart attack while he was working out in a South Delhi gym. Raju was complaining that he felt uneasy when he was moved to the hospital. He underwent an angioplasty the same day and was on a ventilator ever since.

On Tuesday, Raju’s representative had said that the doctors have assured them of his recovery but added that ‘it will take time’.

Raju’s representative said, “He is stable and doctors are treating him well. But he is still unconscious. He is on a ventilator and also doctors are keeping watch on him round the clock. Doctors have said that he will recover but it will take time.”

However, Raju’s family have breathed a sigh of relief as he has gained consciousness. Earlier, a source close to the comedian had revealed that he was brain dead. However, Raju’s brother Dipoo had issued a public statement through a video message, where he said, “He is a fighter and will soon come back winning the battle and will entertain everyone with his comedy.”

Raju Srivastava 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

He has appeared in Hindi films such as “Maine Pyar Kiya”, “Baazigar”, “Bombay to Goa” (remake), and “Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiya”. He was one of the contestants on “Bigg Boss” season three.

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