Raju Srivastava dies: Comedian Raju Srivastava on Wednesday passed away in Delhi at the age of 58, his family confirmed. Raju Srivastava suffered a heart attack on August 10 while working out at a hotel. He was rushed to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and underwent angioplasty. Since then, he was on a ventilator and never gained consciousness.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the comedian's death and said, "Raju Srivastava brightened our lives with laughter, humour and positivity. He leaves us too soon but he will continue to live in the hearts of countless people thanks to his rich work over the years. His demise is saddening. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti."
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav were a few politicians who condoled the comedian's death.
"Raju Srivastava is no more with us. I, on behalf of the people of UP, pray that his soul rests in peace. I extend my condolences to his family," said UP CM Yogi Adityanath. Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav too condoled his death. "He was from a poor family & reached supreme fame all because of his hard work & talent," Akhilesh said.