Famous Indian actor and comedian Raju Srivastava has died at the age of 58, according to his family.
Doctors told Indian media that the comic was being treated for sepsis when he suffered cardiac arrest and died on Wednesday morning September 21.
On August 10, Srivastav was rushed to hospital after collapsing while working out at a gym. He reportedly fell due to chest pain caused by cardiac arrest.
His nephew Kushal confirmed doctors’ reports that the comedian suffered another cardiac arrest on Wednesday morning, which led to his death.
Srivastava is survived by his wife Shikha and his children Antara and Ayushman.
“He passed away at 10:20 a.m. All his family members are currently at AIIMS, Delhi,” one of Srivastava’s representatives said. Indian Express.
A representative from AIIMS Hospital said Srivastava was admitted last month after suffering cardiac arrest in August and underwent angioplasty and was put on a ventilator.
“He was unconscious for two weeks,” they said. “Movement was observed in his leg a few weeks ago, but he has not been able to recover.”
According to Dr. Sandeep Mishra, professor of cardiology at AIIMS, Srivastava was under observation and receiving respiratory support, balanced ventilation and cardiac support.
“He died when a septic infection had spread through his body,” revealed the doctor. “We also learned that he had suffered cardiac arrest again this morning.”
Many fans, colleagues and friends paid tribute to the comedian after his death.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Raju Srivastava has lit up our lives with laughter, humor and positivity. He leaves us too soon but he will live on in the hearts of countless people through his rich work over the years. His passing is saddening. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanthi.
Comedian Vipul Goyal wrote: “RIP LEGEND #rajusrivastava. Thank you for entertaining and inspiring a generation of comedians.
Bollywood star Hritik Roshan wrote, “Forever in our hearts. Rest in peace Mr. Raju Srivastava. My condolences to the family. »
And former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir wrote: “Saddened by the passing of Shri Raju Srivastava! He will be remembered for captivating audiences with his unique style of observation and clean comedy. Om Shanthi.
Srivastava started his career as a stand-up comedian as a talent show contestant The Great Indian Laughter Challenge and finished second, then participating in the spin-off, The Great Indian Laughter Challenge – Championsin which he won the title of “The King of Comedy”.