Comedian-Actor Raju Srivastava Dies At 58

New Delhi [India]: Comedian-actor Raju Srivastava breathed his final breath at the age of 58, on Wednesday at AIIMS Delhi, after being admitted there following a coronary heart assault on August 10.

Raju, who obtained enormous recognition after taking part in the first season of the stand-up comedy show ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge in 2005, changed into a part of the Indian entertainment industry in the past due Eighties. Born Satya Prakash Srivastava on December 25, 1963, to a centre-magnificence own family in Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh, his father, Ramesh Chandra Srivastava, changed into a poet known as Balai Kaka. Since childhood, Raju became fond of doing mimicry, which is why he desired to be a comic.

After finishing his early research in Kanpur, Raju shifted to Mumbai with the dream of turning into a comedian. He commenced his profession by using doing minor roles in Bollywood films.

The first element he played became inside the 1998 movie ‘Tezaab’, accompanied by the 1989 Salman Khan starrer ‘Maine Pyaar Kiya’ and ‘Baazigar’ in 1993. Apart from these, he additionally labored in ‘Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiyaa’, ‘Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon’, ‘Big Brother’ and ‘Bombay to Goa’ among several other films.

On July 1, 1993, Raju married Shikha from Lucknow and the duo had children, Antara and Ayushman.
Raju then decided to project into stand-up comedy after he took the element as a contestant in Star One’s display ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge in 2005, wherein his comedy got a brand new identification. He bagged the first runner-up region inside the show.

During his stint at the display or even after that, Raju, who became known most for his critical scrutiny and comical timing of approximately diverse Indian factors of life, became very famous for his degree character ‘Gajodhar Bhaiya’.

Subsequently, he additionally took part in the show’s spin-off, ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge – Champions’, in which he won the identity of ‘The King of Comedy’.

After gaining a reputation as a comedian, he laboured in TV indicates like ‘Bigg Boss’, ‘Comedy Circus’, ‘Raju Hazir Ho’, ‘Comedy Ka Maha Muqabala’ and ‘Laugh India Laugh’. In 2009, he participated in Colors TV’s dance truth display ‘Nach Baliye’ as a dance couple along with his wife Shikha. Raju also appeared on ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’.

After conquering the comedy sector and making a permanent place in his audience’s coronary heart, he improved his reigns in politics. For the 2014 Lok Sabha election, the Samajwadi Party fielded him from Kanpur.

However, Raju returned the ticket on March eleven, 2014, declaring he turned into no longer getting enough aid from the birthday party’s nearby gadgets. Following this, on March 19, 2014, he joined the Bhartiya Janta Party, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi nominated him to be part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Since then, via his events in special towns, Raju promoted cleanliness and made various song motion pictures for the motive. He additionally shot numerous TV advertisements and social provider message movies for ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’.

The comic changed into admitted to the health facility on August 10 after a coronary heart assault. He was experiencing chest pain and collapsed whilst operating out at the fitness center. Post this; his trainer took him to the health center.

Reportedly, the 58-yr-antique changed into walking on the treadmill when he complained of approximately chest ache. He underwent an angioplasty the equal day. After staying on the ventilator for numerous weeks, he ultimately exceeded away on September 21.

In a world in which people conflict with sorrows and disappointments on a day-by-day foundation, Raju Srivastava’s comedy brought that much-wanted spark of laughter to the commonplace Indian. Though the ace comedian will by no means crack a funny story once more, his legacy of jokes, laughter, and joy will preserve to live for generations to come.

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