The entire nation is mourning the death of Legendary Stand-up comedian Raju Srivastava, the man who brought a drastic change in the Indian Stand-up comedy industry. Inspired by him, the entire new generation of Indian stand-up comics took over the entertainment industry by storm.
At the age of 58, legendary comic Raju Srivastava passed away. He was a student at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). On August 10, Raju Srivastava experienced a heart attack and required hospitalization after reporting chest pains while using a treadmill at the gym. He underwent an angioplasty the following day as well. The veteran stand-up comedian Raju Srivastav has received tributes from numerous Bollywood celebrities and industry figures.
Director Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri, famed for the success of The Kashmir Files, has left a heartfelt note for the fallen legend. He wrote, "You were a true legend of stand-up comedy."
Anurag Thakur, Union Minister for I&B and Youth Affairs & Sports, expressed his grief & wrote on Twitter, "Saddened by the demise of Shri Raju Srivastava ji, a great artist, a lively person and an inspiration to many artists with his artistic talent. His passing marks the end of the era of a genre of comedy, it is not possible to fill the void created by his death."
एक बेहतरीन कलाकार, ज़िंदादिल इंसान और अपनी कला-प्रतिभा से अनेकों कलाकारों के प्रेरणास्रोत श्री राजू श्रीवास्तव जी का निधन दुःखद है।— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) September 21, 2022
उनका जाना हास्य कला की एक एक विधा के युग का समापन है, उनके निधन से हुई रिक्तता की भरपाई सम्भव नहीं है। pic.twitter.com/7RaUIXhnzV
Screenwriter Prasoon Joshi is also saddened by the death of Raju Srivastava, he stated, "Really sad to hear about Raju Shrivastava’s unfortunate demise. A dear friend, a genius with an unmatchable insightful mind. It's such a devastating loss for the arts community. Just heartbreaking"
Really sad to hear about Raju Shrivastava’s unfortunate demise. A dear friend ,a genius with an unmatchable insightfu mind . It’s such an irreparable loss for the creative world. Just heartbreaking .#RajuSrivastava #rajusrivastava @iRajuSrivastava— Prasoon Joshi (@prasoonjoshi_) September 21, 2022
Stand-up comedian Vipul Goyal has also expressed his sadness & shared a photo of himself with Raju Srivastava. He wrote, "RIP LEGEND #rajusrivastava. Will always cherish this evening. Thank you for providing amusement and for influencing a new generation of comedians."
PM Narendra Modi himself has expressed his grief over the death of the legendary comedian. He said, "Raju Srivastava made our lives happier by making us laugh and being positive. He leaves us too soon, but because of his prolific work over the years, he will live on in the hearts of countless people. It is unfortunate that he has died. Greetings to his loved ones and admirers. Shanti Om."
Raju Srivastava brightened our lives with laughter, humour and positivity. He leaves us too soon but he will continue to live in the hearts of countless people thanks to his rich work over the years. His demise is saddening. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti. pic.twitter.com/U9UjGcfeBK— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 21, 2022
Similarly, many more celebs & stars have paid tribute to the legend.