New Delhi: After spending more than 40 days in the hospital, stand-up comedian and movie actor Raju Srivastava passed away on September 21. Raju breathed his last at AIIMS Delhi at the age of 58.. Several Bollywood stars have now posted condolences on his passing on social media.
Ajay Devgn tweeted, “In your lifetime you gifted us laughs & more laughs, on & off the screen. Your untimely demise makes me very sad. RIP Raju. Shanti. May the Almighty give your family strength in this hour of bereavement (sic).”
In your lifetime you gifted us laughs & more laughs, on & off the screen. Your untimely demise makes me very sad.
RIP Raju. 🕉 Shanti.
May the Almighty give your family strength in this hour of bereavement 🙏 pic.twitter.com/RWG6AcHrid
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) September 21, 2022
Film director Vivek Agnihotri shared a video message on Twitter. He credited Raju for solely shouldering the trend of stand-up comedy. He wrote in Hindi, “There is no such friend or stranger whom Raju Srivastava did not make laugh. Raju brother, gone too soon. You were a true legend of stand-up comedy. Om Shanti #RajuShrivastava (sic).”
— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) September 21, 2022
Varun Dhawan wrote, “Om Shanti Raju Sir (sic).”
Kartik Aaryan shared a picture of Raju Srivastava along with a broken heart emoji.
Sonu Sood shared a picture of Raju on Twitter and wrote, “RIP Raju Bhai (brother).”
ज़िंदगी भर बहुत हँसाया राजू भाई तुमने…भगवान से प्रार्थना है कि आपकी आत्मा को सदगती मिले 🙏 pic.twitter.com/eG97rLPme1
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) September 21, 2022
“My heart goes out to his family and millions of his fans who loved him so dearlyThank you for making us laugh for decades, Raju ji!You went too soon…” wrote Shilpa Shetty.
My heart goes out to his family and millions of his fans who loved him so dearly🙏
— SHILPA SHETTY KUNDRA (@TheShilpaShetty) September 21, 2022
“You laughed a lot all your life, Raju Bhai… Pray to God that your soul gets peace,” Akshay Kumar said.
Popular comedian Raju Srivastava appeared in a number of comedic productions. Srivastava participated in shows including Comedy Circus, The Kapil Sharma Show, Shaktimaan, and The Great Indian Laughter Challenge. The comedian also appeared in several Bollywood movies, including Maine Pyaar Kiya, Tezaab, and Baazigar. As a recent special guest on India’s Laughter Champion, he was visible.