Raju Srivastava Demise: Comedian cremated at Nigambodh Ghat; Son Ayushman performs final rites
The comedian breathed his last on September 21 at 10:20 AM after being hospitalised for over 1.5 month.
Raju Srivastava is a name that will forever be etched in the hearts of the people for making them smile with his exceptional comic talent. The comedian and actor was loved by people of all ages for his clean and relatable comedy. Aged 58 years, the popular comedian breathed his last at AIIMS, Delhi, where he was admitted after suffering a heart attack on August 10. The comedian has been cremated today, September 22 at Nigambodh Ghat in Delhi. The final rites were performed by the late comedian's son, Ayushman Srivastava.
His close friends and comedians Sunil Pal and Ahsaan Qureshi are also in Delhi. Many esteemed personalities from poetry and political background paid their last respects. A sea of crowd gathered to get a last glimpse of Raju Srivastava. His family decided to get him cremated in Delhi. Earlier, they were contemplating taking his mortal remains to either Mumbai or Kanpur, but they've decided to pay the last respects in Delhi.
Raju's brother-in-law confirmed the development that Raju's funeral will be held in Delhi. He spoke to IndiaToday.in and said that Raju Srivastava's blood pressure dropped, following which CPR was given. Initially, he responded to it but later collapsed. He added, "The ventilator was supposed to be removed in 2-3 days. Medicine doses had also been decreased."
About Raju Srivastava
He has been a part of some popular comedy shows like The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, Comedy Circus, The Kapil Sharma Show, Shaktimaan, and others. The comedian also was seen in Bollywood films like Maine Pyaar Kiya, Tezaab, Baazigar and gave some impactful roles.
He is survived by his wife Shikha, son Ayushman and daughter Antara.