Raju Srivastava suffers heart attack, admitted to AIIMS
New Delhi: Comedian and actor Raju Srivastava, 59, was admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi after he suffered heart attack on Wednesday.
He reportedly suffered a heart attack when he was exercising in the gym.
His team confirmed the news to indianexpress.com. “Raju sir suffered a mild heart attack while working out. He is admitted to AIIMS, but he is doing fine. He is conscious.”
Srivastav has performed in stage shows in India and abroad. He also launched a series of audio cassettes and video CDs. He gained initial notice as an Amitabh Bachchan look-alike.
He started his career by doing small roles in Bollywood films.
He had a part in the Rajshri Productions movie Maine Pyar Kiya and other small roles in various movies such as Baazigar and Bombay to Goa.
He worked as an actor and comedian in the Bollywood movie Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya.
He ventured into stand-up comedy with the talent show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge and finished as second runner-up, subsequently taking part in the spin-off, The Great Indian Laughter Challenge - Champions, in which he won the title of "The King of Comedy".