Popular comedian Raju Srivastava passed away at the age of 58 on Wednesday. The comedian took his last breath at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. Raju was admitted to AIIMS after he had a heart attack on August 10. His family confirmed the news to ANI.
The stand-up comic had suffered a heart attack while exercising. “He was doing his routine exercise and while he was on the treadmill, he suddenly fell down. He suffered a heart attack and was immediately taken to the AIIMS hospital,” Raju Srivastava’s cousin had earlier told PTI.
Raju Srivastava was one of the most popular and one of the firsts stand-up comedians of the country. He started his career as a stand-up comedian when not people even knew the term for it and made his way to the top with his trademark style. He rose to fame with the first-of-its-kind stand-up comedy talent hunt show ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge’, with its first season premiering in the year 2005. There are so many unforgettable sketches of the comedian that leave us in splits every time we watch it.
Best known for his stage character ‘Gajodhar’, there are many performances of the comedian that are worth watching every time you feel a little low and want to cheer yourself up. Here are a few sketches by the comedian that have stood the test of time and make you laugh even now. There is no better way to remember the man who made you laugh all his life than by watching his exemplary work.