Raju Srivastava, aka Gajodhar bhaiyya, died on the AIIMS Delhi on September 21, 2022. The ace comic was 58, born on 25 December, 1963. He had been admitted to the hospital on August 10, 2022 following a coronary heart assault. He was within the ICU and placed on life help the place medical doctors have been attempting their greatest to deliver the unconscious comic again to his senses. Nevertheless, he additionally suffered from mind injury additional worsening his situation. Throughout his therapy, the comedian-actor did not present enchancment and he didn’t reply to the therapy. He fought for his life for 40 days. About his situation, Srivastava’s group had confirmed that he had suffered a coronary heart assault whereas figuring out. “He was figuring out on the treadmill round 11-11:30 when he had the stroke. He’s steady now. There’s nothing to fret as of now. Medical doctors are conducting exams, we’ll share extra data quickly,” his group had mentioned a couple of days after he was admitted to the hospital. Everybody was hopeful that he’ll spring again in the end. Nevertheless, future had different plans for Raju Srivastava.
Born to a easy center class household in Kanpur, India, Raju’s father Ramesh Chandra Srivastava was a poet referred to as Balai Kaka. Srivastava was admired for his nice comedian timings since childhood and he at all times wished to develop into a comic. He carried out in a number of stage exhibits in India and overseas. Although he initially discovered recognition as Amitabh Bachchan look-alike who additionally acted and mouthed dialogues just like the megastar, Raju quickly received appreciated for his distinctive appearing and comedy. He additionally did small roles in Bollywood movies like Salman Khan’s Maine Pyar Kiya, Shah Rukh Khan’s Baazigar, Bombay to Goa., Govinda’s Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya amongst others.
His enterprise into stand-up comedy with The Nice Indian Laughter Problem and The Nice Indian Laughter Problem – Champions gave him the proper of platform. He was named the “The King of Comedy” and his character Gajodhar bhaiyya grew to become extraordinarily widespread with the lots for its excessive relatability. Mopre actuality exhibits and comedy exhibits adopted. Raju was additionally a part of Salman Khan’s Bigg Boss however in season 3 which was hosted by Amitabh Bachchan again then. He stayed on on the controversial present for 2 months earlier than he was voted out. Raju and his spouse additionally participated in Nach Baliye season 6 and he has appeared on Comedy Nights with Kapil by Kapil Sharma as nicely.
Raju Srivastava’s life was nevertheless not restricted to stage and movies and tv. He additionally dabbled with politics and have become a part of The Samajwadi Get together for the 2014 Lok Sabha election. He quickly returned the ticket citing lack of help from native models of the celebration and have become a part of Bhartiya Janta Get together subsequent. Prime Minister Narendra Modi nominated him to be a part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan after which Raju began selling cleanliness by means of his occasions, advertisements, music movies and extra in several cities.
Srivastav is survived by spouse Shikha whom he married on 1 July 1993 and two kids, daughter Antara and son Ayushman. Till his sudden demise, Raju Srivastava was very energetic on social media, utilizing his comedy and satire to handle viral information. He has had one thing to say on every little thing that has been trending, be it the Har Ghar Tiranga marketing campaign for Independence Day 2022, or Ranveer Singh’s viral nude photoshoot or the boycott demand on Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha. He additionally made a video which went viral on Salman Khan’s current demise menace. By the way, Srivastav additionally acquired threatening calls and demise threats from Pakistan in 2010, warning him to not crack jokes on underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and Pakistan throughout his exhibits.
With Raju Srivastava’s demise, India’s comedy fraternity has misplaced an irreplaceable expertise. We want he RIP and prolong prayers for his household and followers. We’re positive Gajodhar bhaiyya will now unfold some laughs in heaven.
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