New Delhi: It’s been a week Comedy legend Raju Srivastava has left us. On August 10, he suffered with heart attack and got admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi, and after being in ventilation for a long time he has taken his last breath.
Recently, his family posted a throwback photo of Raju and Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan together and shared an emotional note.
Raju’s daughter Antara wrote, “Extremely grateful to Shri @amitabhbachchan uncle for being there for us every single day during this tough time. Your prayers gave us an abundance of strength and support, which we will remember forever. You are my father’s idol, inspiration, love and Guru.”
“Since the first time dad saw you on the big screen, you have stayed within him forever. He not just followed you on-screen but off it also. He had saved your number as ‘Guru ji’ in his contacts. You were residing in him,” she continued.
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“Him reacting on listening to your audio clip clearly shows what you meant to him. My mother Shikha, brother @aayushmaan.srivastava , my entire family and I, @antarasrivastava, are eternally thankful to you. The love and admiration he receives globally is all because of you. Warm regards to you,” the note concluded.
As per the reports, when Raju was admitted to hospital and was battelling between life and death, at that time Amitabh Bachchan has send a voice note to him and reportedly said, “It’s enough Raju. Rise up Raju, and keep teaching us all to laugh.”
Amitabh Bachchan reaction:
As per the Hindustan Times, Amitabh shared Raju’s reaction to his voice note and said, “They got advised to send a voice to awaken his condition. I did and they played it for him in his state in his ears. On one instance he did open his eye a bit and then, went away. His sense of timing and the colloquial humour of his birth shall remain with us. It was unique, open, frank, and filled with humour. He smiles from the Heavens now and will be the reason for mirth with the God’s.”