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Raju Srivastava funeral: Highlights

Raju Srivastava funeral Live, Comedian Raju Srivastava Passes Away at 58: Comedian Raju Srivastava's last rights took place at Delhi's Nigambodh Ghat on Thursday morning. He dies at the age of 58 after battling for his life for 41 days at Delhi's AIIMS.

raju srivastavaComedian Raju Srivastava dies at 58, Live Updates: Raju Srivastava was being treated at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi.

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.

Live Blog

The who's who of the entertainment industry pays tribute to Raju Srivastava.

12:25 (IST)22 Sep 2022
Sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik pays tribute

Sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik pays tribute to the late Raju Srivastava at Puri beach in Odisha. He wrote, "Hasate Hasate Rula Diya…. You will live in the hearts of Millions. Tribute to comedy king #rajusrivastava #OmShanti. My SandArt at Puri beach in Odisha."

12:15 (IST)22 Sep 2022
Comedians Ahsaan Quresh and Sunil Pal at Raju Srivastava's last rites

Ahsaan Quresh and Sunil Pal were seen arriving to pay their last respects to Raju Srivastava.

11:57 (IST)22 Sep 2022
Sunil Pal shared his views on Raju Srivastava

Talking to ANI, comedian Sunil Pal said about Raju Srivastava, "He was today's Charlie Chaplin."

11:56 (IST)22 Sep 2022
Raju Srivastava's daughter Antara replies to condolences messages

Raju Srivastava's daughter Antara Srivastava reposted some condolence messages on her Instagram story. Antara replied to a few messages that remembered her father.

11:32 (IST)22 Sep 2022
Surendra Sharma at Raju Srivastava's funeral

Comedian Surendra Sharma was seen arriving for Raju Srivastava's funeral in Delhi.

11:27 (IST)22 Sep 2022
Raju Srivastav's mortal remains being taken to Nigambodh Ghat

Comedian Raju Srivastav's mortal remains are taken to Nigambodh Ghat crematorium for last rites.

21:05 (IST)21 Sep 2022
Rohan Joshi deletes insensitive comment about Raju Srivastava

Comedian-actor Rohan Joshi earlier today posted a distasteful comment about late comedian Raju Srivastava. After Rohan was called out by netizens, he deleted the comment and apologised. In his apology, he wrote, "ehi soch kar delete kiya kyuki after a minute of anger I realised today is not about my personal feelings. Sorry if it hurt and thanks for the perspective (sic)."

Rohan had posted an insensitive comment on comedian Atul Khatri's tribute to the late actor, calling his demise 'good riddance'.

19:54 (IST)21 Sep 2022
Ajay Devgn remembers Raju Srivastava: 'Your untimely demise makes me very sad'
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19:29 (IST)21 Sep 2022
Vivek Oberoi remembers Raju Srivastav as the 'man with a pure soul'
19:05 (IST)21 Sep 2022
To pay respects to Raju Srivastav, UP Assembly observes two-minutes of silence

According to ANI, the Uttar Pradesh Assembly observed two minutes of silence on Wedneday to pay respects to late comedian Raju Srivastav.

18:39 (IST)21 Sep 2022
Archana Puran Singh: 'Today I mourn the loss of a lovely human being'
17:55 (IST)21 Sep 2022
Kapil Sharma pays tribute to Raju Srivastav: 'For the first time you have made us cry Raju bhai'
17:11 (IST)21 Sep 2022
Shekhar Suman remembers Raju Srivastav, says 'he was the funniest man alive'

Actor Shekhar Suman also tweeted, "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."

16:50 (IST)21 Sep 2022
Ram Nath Kovind saddened by Raju Srivastav's demise

Former President of India Ram Nath Kovind tweeted, "Saddened by untimely demise of mimicry king and excellent artist Raju Srivastav ji. My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and fans. Om Shanti."

16:34 (IST)21 Sep 2022
Vindu Dara Singh fondly remembers Raju Srivastava

In an exclusive chat with indianexpress.com Vindu Dara Singh remembers his friend and Bigg Boss 3 co-contestant Raju Srivastava.

READ THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE

16:28 (IST)21 Sep 2022
Aamir Khan Productions mourns Raju Srivastava's demise

"You will live on forever in our memories, #RajuSrivastava Ji. Thank you for spreading so much joy and laughter in this world. May you rest in peace and may God give strength to your loved ones.🙏,' read a tweet.

16:27 (IST)21 Sep 2022
Kiren Rijiju shares photos with Raju Srivastava

Union minister for law and justice, Kiren Rijiju wrote, "I'll continue to cherish those special moments and our special friendship."

16:21 (IST)21 Sep 2022
'Alvida Rajubhai'

Ali Asgar tweeted, "Lost a good loving soul today 😔 Alvida Rajubhai…RIP 🙏 Heartfelt condolences to family 🙌 You will be missed Rajubhai 💔 #RajuSrivastavaRIP #rajusrivastava."

16:06 (IST)21 Sep 2022
'The man who introduced India to the world of standup comedy

Himanshi Khurana shared a note and wrote, "Rest in peace #rajusrivastava sir 🙏🏻🙏🏻."

15:54 (IST)21 Sep 2022
Mika Singh remembers Raju Srivastava

He posted, "My dear #RajuSrivastava bhai, the star comedian and a very humble soul has sadly left us with his beautiful memories and epic jokes. May his soul rests in peace. May God give strength to his family. 🙏🏼 Om Shanti."

Raju Srivastava was active in the entertainment industry since the late 1980s. He appeared in cameo roles in films such as Maine Pyar Kiya, Baazigar, Bombay to Goa and Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya, among others. He became a household name after he took the stage as a stand-up comedian in the show, The Great Indian Laughter Challenge. Later, he also participated in the popular reality show Bigg Boss season three. He was also the chairman of Film Development Council Uttar Pradesh.

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First published on: 21-09-2022 at 11:02:44 am
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