New Delhi: Comedian-actor Raju Srivastava died Wednesday at the age of 58. He was being treated at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi after he suffered a cardiac arrest while running on the treadmill at a gym last month. He had been on life support since then and had also shown some signs of improvement.
Since the news of the comedian’s passing broke, his industry colleagues, friends and fans have paid their respects on social media.
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Vicky Kaushal Offers Heartfelt Condolences
Bollywood actor Vicky Kaushal shared a monochrome picture of the comedian as he penned a heartfelt tribute. “Rest in peace. Heartfelt condolences to friends and family,” he wrote followed by a folded hand emoji.
Ashoke Pandit Speaks to Raju Srivastava’s Family
‘Will Miss You Raju Bhai’: Kiku Sharda
“Unbelievable!! Huge loss for the country, a very fine artist, a great human being and a beautiful soul. Will miss you Raju bhai 🙏🏻#rajushrivastav #RIP,” wrote Kiku Sharda.
“Spoke to Raju Srivastava family. He is no more. Passed away half an hour ago. A great loss to the industry. Our heartfelt condolences to the family & near ones. Will never forget you,” wrote Ashoke Pandit.
‘I have no words’: Rajpal Yadav on Raju Srivastava’s death
Actor Rajpal Yadav mourned the loss of the popular comedian and wrote, “I have no words to describe this loss. You have left us all too soon. You will be missed my brother. I just can’t believe this.”
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Film Critic Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to mourn the comedian’s passing away. “Heartbreaking… Friend, well-wisher, neighbour #RajuSrivastava ji, you will be missed… Om Shanti,” read his tweet.
Thanks For Entertainment: Vipul Goel
‘RIP LEGEND #rajusrivastava. Will always cherish this evening. “Thanks for the entertainment and inspiring a generation of comedians,’ read his post.
Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra tweeted, “Raju Srivastava has gone ! Hopefully the lesson that he leaves behind is that irreverence should be our default state . To laugh in the face of authority is a fundamental right . Alvida !”