Indian comedian Raju Srivastava dies following heart attack aged 58

Indian comedian Raju Srivastava dies following heart attack aged 58 Credit: Wikimedia/Bollywood Hungama

Legendary Indian comedian Raju Srivastava has died following a heart attack after being in the ICU for 41 days, as reported on Wednesday, September 21.

Indian comedian Raju Srivastava died after suffering a heart attack while training in a gym in August.

The comedian is survived by two children and his wife.

Srivastava was born in Kanpur, India, later moving to Mumbai to pursue his dream of being a comedian. He would go on to act in small roles in Indian films such as Main Premise Ki Diwani Soon and Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiyaa, with his comedy career taking off after participating in the Great Indian Laughter Challenge.

Twitter has flooded with tributes following the announcement of the death of Indian comedian Raju Srivastava

“Comedian Raju Srivastava passes away in Delhi at the age of 58, confirms his family.He was admitted to AIIMS Delhi on August 10 after experiencing chest pain collapsing while working out at the gym-ANI
#rajusrivastava #rajusrivastava #RajuSrivastav #RIPRajuSrivastava”

“Om Shanti 🙏🏻 You will be in our hearts forever. Thank you for entertaining us. #RajuSrivastav
#RIP Legend Of Stand-up Comedy!”

Many more tributes were posted:



The news comes after tributes flooded social media on Monday, September 19 following news that popular book critic and Strange Horizons editor Maureen Kincaid Speller has died.

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