Raju’s close friend Dr. Aneel Murarka, who is currently at the hospital with him confirmed the news to ETimes TV and shared, “Yes, it is true. He is not stable unfortunately. His brain is not functioning and that’s why he had to be put on a ventilator. He suffered a major heart stroke yesterday. The doctors have put two stents in his heart yesterday but he is still not responding positively to the treatment. His family has arrived, his wife is there. His health is not stable and I spoke to the doctors and even they have said ‘let’s wait and watch by evening what his status would be like’.”
According to a publication, Raju Srivastava was running on the treadmill yesterday when he had to be rushed to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.
Raju Srivastava has been part of several popular TV shows and is one of the finest stand-up comedians of our country. He has done shows like The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, Bigg Boss, Shaktimaan, Comedy Circus, The Kapil Sharma Show amongst others.
He has also featured in Bollywood films like Maine Pyaar Kiya, Tezaab, Baazigar to name a few. He is popular for his character of Gajodhar and is often referred to by the name. He recently appeared as a special guest on India’s Laughter Champion.