Comedian Raju Srivastava, who won a place in every heart with his character Gajodhara Bhaiya and pure desi style, passed away on Wednesday at 10:20 am in Delhi. Raju was 58 years old and had been in the hospital for the last 41 days. He was admitted to AIIMS Delhi on August 10 after he developed chest pain and collapsed during a gym session. After that, there were various news about his health. The family confirmed his absence today.
a smiling figure
The actor made the whole nation laugh with his simple style and natural jokes. Active in the entertainment industry since the 1980s, Raju tasted real fame in the 2005 stand-up comedy reality show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge. In the first season of this show, Raju’s character Gajodhar Bhaiya made him the identity of Purvanchal across the country and the entire country took him in hand.
He also appeared in supporting roles in Hindi films such as Maine Pyar Kiya, Baazigar, Bombay to Goa remake and Aamaya Athani Kharcha Rupaiya. Before his death, Raju was the president of the Uttar Pradesh Film Development Council.
There was news of an improvement
Raju was hospitalized for more than a month after the heart attack and was on a ventilator for a long time. Meanwhile, there were also reports that he had died and that he had fallen into a coma. But his friends and fans kept praying for his health. His brother Deepu Srivastava also informed the media about the improvement in his condition.
worried about fitness
Raju was very conscious and active about his fitness. Along with working out in the gym, he also took special care of his diet. Raju suffered a heart attack while exercising at a merchant mill. Which is why there has been a growing concern among fitness enthusiasts about heavy exercise and heart health.