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RIP Raju Srivastava: Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar & more Bollywood celebs mourn comedian's demise

Actor-comedian Raju Srivastava breathed his last on Wednesday. His fans, family and colleagues are mourning the sad demise with heartfelt tributes. His last rites will be organised on Thursday.

India TV Entertainment Desk Written By: India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi Updated on: September 21, 2022 23:14 IST
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RIP Raju Srivastava: Known for his earthy humour and inimitable delivery style, comedian Raju Srivastava, who became a household name in his delightful 'Gajodhar Bhaiyya' persona, breathed his last on Wednesday, September 21, aged 58. The popular comedian battled for his life for 43 days.

He passed away at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), where he had been rushed on August 9 after he complained of chest pain and collapsed in the South Delhi gym where he was working out.

Srivastava was at once moved to the Intensive Care Unit and put on a ventilator. Doctors had then said that he had suffered brain damage.

Bollywood actors, TV stars and comedians mourned the passing of Raju Srivastava all through Wednesday. The news did come as a shock to the entire entertainment industry and the feeling comes across in the spontaneity of their tributes.

Also Read: Raju Srivastava dies: After making millions laugh, comedian passes away at 58  

The artiste, who featured in Hindi films such as "Maine Pyar Kiya" and "Baazigar", was declared dead at 10.20 am, according to hospital sources.

Srivastava, who is survived by his wife and two children, was chairperson of the Film Development Council Uttar Pradesh. The last rites will take place on Thursday morning in New Delhi, his brother said.

Soon after the news of his death was flashed in the media, friends, relatives and fans reached his Kanpur residence where his family members reside, to pay their heartfelt tributes. While mourning for the comic-actor, the fans recalled his spectacular personality and how grounded he was throughout his life despite making a name for himself. 

Read: Pics: Raju Srivastava's death draws grieving fans outside his Kanpur residence 

(With news agency inputs)

 

 

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  • 6:46 PM (IST) Posted by Prerna Yadav

    Uttar Pradesh Assembly observes two-minute silence to pay respect to Raju Srivastava

    The Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Wednesday observed a two-minute silence to pay respects to comedian Raju Srivastava, who passed away earlier in the national capital.

  • 4:51 PM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

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  • 4:49 PM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Raju Srivastava's postmortem done at AIIMS

    Raju Srivastava's postmortem was done at  AIIMS on Wednesday. Dr Sudhir Gupta, Head, Department of Forensic Medicine, said, "Raju Srivastav's post-mortem has been done with a new technique called Virtual Autopsy. It does not require any dissection. The whole process took 15 to 20 minutes, after which the body was handed over to his family." 

     

  • 4:10 PM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

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    Mridul Srivastav, Raju Srivastav's nephew said to ANI, "He was our family's pillar...All big leaders, including PM Modi called, CM Yogi is in touch daily. Postmortem being conducted as he was unconscious when brought in (at AIIMS Delhi) and no one was there by his side, MLC was made at that time."

  • 3:16 PM (IST) Posted by Devasheesh Pandey

    Hrithik Roshan remembers late Raju Srivastava

    Hrithik Roshan wrote in a tweet, "Forever in our hearts. Rest in peace Raju Srivastava Sir. My condolences to the family (sic)."

  • 3:03 PM (IST) Posted by Ridhi Suri

    Mortal remains of Raju Srivastava will be taken to Darsarathpuri

    Mortal remains of Raju Srivastava will be taken from AIIMS to Darsarathpuri in Delhi at around 1 PM. Since the actor-comedian was brought to the hospital in an unconscious state, doctors are performing a post-mortem. After the procedures are completed, his mortal remains will be shifted to his residence in Delhi.

  • 1:55 PM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    Bollywood celebs in mourning

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  • 1:50 PM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

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    Varun Dhawan took to his Instagram Story to pay tribute to Raju Srivastava. He shared a picture of him writing, "Om Shanti Raju Sir."

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  • 1:41 PM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    Anup Jalota mourns the loss of Raju Srivastava. He shared an old photo with him and said he's shocked to hear the news.

  • 1:38 PM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    Akshay Kumar prays for Raju

    Akshay Kumar has sent out a prayer for Raju Srivastava. The Bollywood actor shared a tweet on Wednesday mourning the demise of the comedian.

  • 1:27 PM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

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  • 12:54 PM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    Sunil Pal can't believe Raju is not with us

    Raju Srivastava's friend Sunil Pal in an emotional video said he can't fathom the news of Raju's demise. He calls it a bad day for comedy and empathised with family.

  • 12:51 PM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    Anupam Kher will miss Raju Srivastava

    Anupam Kher remembered his friend Raju Srivastava with a heavy heart. He posted a video recalling the time spent with him and said he'll dearly miss the comedian. 

  • 12:39 PM (IST) Posted by Ridhi Suri

    Bharti Singh says she 'learned a lot' from Raju Srivastava

    Comedienne Bharti Singh remembered late Raju Srivastava and said, "Just a few days back, I spoke to his wife and told her that he will be fine. He had made everyone laugh, so God will do justice to him. She asked me to pray for him and I said I pray for him every day. But today, just five minutes ago, I came to know about his demise and it came as a shock to me during the shoot."

    She told IANS "I am at the shoot and have to make everyone laugh, but I don't know how to do it. I am in pain but even then I can't say this to anyone that I want to cry."

     

  • 12:14 PM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    Actor Yashpal Sharma recalled meeting Raju Srivastava during award shows and parties. Mourning the sad demise he shared a video message for his fans and followers.

  • 12:12 PM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    Kailash Kher mourns the loss

    Singer Kailash Kher has shared a video message remembering the time he spent with the late comedian. 

  • 12:03 PM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    Madhur Bhandarkar says we lost a gem

    Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar is saddened to learn about Raju Srivastava's death. He called him and tweeted, "Saddened to hear the tragic news of Raju Srivastav's untimely demise. He made us all laugh with his amazing comic timing for so many years we have lost a gem. My deepest condolences to his family members & admirers. #OmShanti (sic)."

  • 11:59 AM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    Ajay Devgn tweets for Raju

    Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn shared a tweet to condole the death of Raju Srivastava. He posted a black and white photo of him and wrote, "In your lifetime you gifted us laughs & more laughs, on & off the screen. Your untimely demise makes me very sad. RIP Raju. Om Shanti. May the Almighty give your family strength in this hour of bereavement."

  • 11:51 AM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    Shekhar Suman devastated by news

    Shekhar Suman was constantly updating Raju Srivastava's fans about his health. The news of his demise has left the actor devastated. "Wat I was dreading for the past one month has happened.Raju Srivastava has left all of us for his heavenly abode.Devastated to hear the news.May God grant him eternal peace.#OmShanti," he tweeted.

  • 11:45 AM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    Jaya Prada pays humble tribute

    Actress-politician Jaya Prada paid tribute to Raju Srivastava with a tweet in Hindi. She said, "Famous comedian Raju Srivastav ji is no more with us.
    The person who always made everyone laugh became silent today and made everyone sad. Humble Tribute to Him #RIP  #comedian
    #rajusrivastava (sic)."

  • 11:15 AM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

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  • 11:09 AM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    Comedian Vipul Goyal mourned the sad demise by sharing a photo with Raju Srivastava on Twitter. Calling him a legend", he tweeted, "RIP LEGEND #rajusrivastava. Will always cherish this evening. Thanks for the entertainment and inspiring a generation of comedians (sic)."

  • 11:04 AM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    Rajpal Yadav condoles sad demise

    Rajpal Yadav paid tribute to Raju Srivastava with a heartfelt message. The actor wrote, "I have no words to describe this loss. You have left us all too soon. You will be missed my brother. I just can’t believe this."

     

  • 10:59 AM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

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