New Delhi: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday expressed deep grief over the untimely death of renowned comedian and former chairperson of the Uttar Pradesh Film Development Council Raju Srivastava and extended his condolences to late actor’s aggrieved family.
The CM said, “Rajuji is no longer with us. Throughout his life, he entertained everyone with his innovative artistic skills without any discrimination, ignoring his own pain and suffering. I pray to God for granting peace to the deceased’s soul as I offer my condolences to the grieving family.”
CM Yogi said Raju Srivastava’s talent and diligence elevated the comedic art form to new heights. Through the Uttar Pradesh Film Development Council, he made a notable contribution to advancing the traditional arts of the state.
The loss of Raju Srivastava, whose creativity captivated every segment of society, is sincerely mourned by his many admirers and fans, he added.
Raju Srivastava passed away at the age of 58 on the morning of Wednesday, September 21, after a 42-day struggle in AIIMS, Delhi. Raju Srivastava suffered a heart attack on August 10 while working out at a hotel. He was rushed to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and underwent angioplasty. Since then, he was on a ventilator and never gained consciousness.