New Delhi: The name Raju Srivastava is more than adequate to convey who he is. Raju, who was also an actor and comedian before transitioning to politics, has already passed away. The 58-year-old Raju was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. Raju is renowned for his incredible comic timing. He had experienced a heart attack while using the treadmill for exercise. The Raju comedian reportedly received CPR while being taken by his trainer in an ambulance to the hospital. Since then, Raju has been on life support as medical professionals work to stabilise his condition. Sunil Pal, a close friend and supporter of his from the beginning of his career, passed away yesterday. Sunil regularly sent updates to the media on his health. In addition, Sunil posted a video asking his followers to pray for Raju Srivastava, who was described as being practically “brain dead.”
Raju Srivastava starred in numerous Bollywood movies, including Bombay to Goa (2007), Bhavnao Ko Samjho (2007), and Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya (2001). (2010). With The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, he quickly gained notoriety.
Here is a rundown of his top 5 TV appearances, which comes as the country mourns the passing of a great comedian:
1. The Great Indian Laughter Challenge
The Great Indian Laughter Challenge aired on Star One in 2005. The judges at the time were Shekhar Suman and Navjot Singh Sidhu. Among the many participants were Sunil Pal and Raju Srivastava. Srivastava won second place in the show thanks to his outstanding comedic timing.
The audience responded favourably to Raju Srivastava’s guest appearance in Shaktimaan, and the popular comic was praised for his work.
3. Comedy Nights With Kapil
The well-known comedian also appeared on Kapil Sharma’s programme. While he gave a special stand-up act in 2019, he returned in 2020 to make everyone laugh.
4. Raju Hazir Ho
Raju Srivastava and Roshni Chopra appeared in this television programme, which debuted on NDTV Imagine between 2008 and 2009. Srivastava was in charge of creating a number of humorous sketches for everyone.
5. Gangs of Haseepur
The Zee TV series Gangs of Haseepur made its debut in April 2014. The judges for this reality comedy series were Raju Srivastava, Ragini Khanna, and Mandira Bedi. Once more, Srivastava’s hilarious timing captured the judges’ and audience’s hearts.
Rest in peace. Raju Srivastava!