Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Raju Srivastava, saying he brightened our lives with laughter, humour and positivity

Actor-comedian Raju Srivastava passed away on Wednesday due to a cardiac arrest, after battling for life for the past one-and-a-half months

The actor got his first cardiac arrest in August when he was working out at a gym in Delhi

He had to be admitted to AIIMS. He underwent an angioplasty and he was always on ventilator.


Raju Srivastava brightened our lives with laughter, humour and positivity.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that he was deeply saddened by the death of Raju Srivastava, and expressed condolences to his bereaved family and fans.

His wife Shikha Srivastava, who has been inconsolable, said, "I am not able to talk right now.

He fought very hard, I was really hoping and praying to see him come out of this. But, that has not happened. All I can say is that he was a true fighter.

We were confident till yesterday that all will be well because he had battling it for two months