Comedian Raju Srivastava passes away at the age of 58

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Raju Srivastav, comedian who was admitted at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has died on 21 September at the age of 58.


  • He was admitted to the hospital on August 10 after suffering a heart attack. He also underwent an angioplasty the same day.
  • Raju Srivastava was a noted comedian known for Hindi films such as Maine Pyar Kiya, Baazigar, the remake of Bombay to Goa and Aamdani Athani Kharcha Rupaiya.

  • A well-known face in the entertainment industry since the 1980s, Raju Srivastava rose to fame in 2005 after participating in the first season of the reality stand-up comedy show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge.

  • Raju Srivastava, often known as Gajodhar, was born on December 25, 1963, in a middle-class family in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.

  • He also participated in Bigg Boss (Hindi Season 3) where he stayed in the house for more than two months.

  • He later participated in the comedy show Comedy Ka Maha Muqabla.

  • He has also appeared in Comedy Nights with Kapil.

  • He has been the President of Uttar Pradesh Film Development Council.

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