Comedian-actor Raju Srivastava passed away on Wednesday at the age of 58. His funeral took place at Delhi’s Nigambodh Ghat on Thursday morning in the presence of family and friends. Sunil Pal and Ehsaan Qureshi paid tributes to their colleague and friend even as PM Narendra Modi, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, and many others, shared their condolences.
Raju was being treated at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi after he suffered a cardiac arrest while running on the treadmill at a gym last month. Srivastava had a history of heart ailment and earlier had stents inserted.
He had been on life support since then and had also shown some signs of improvement. Earlier, it was reported that Prime Minister Narendra Modi called up Raju Srivastava’s wife to check on his health and wished him a speedy recovery. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also called Srivastava’s family, wishing him a speedy recovery.
Ever since the news of the comedian’s demise emerged, his colleagues and friends from the industry have expressed their condolences. From the film world to politicians, leading figures condoled his death.