BREAKING: Veteran comedian Raju Srivastav dies at 58

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Raju Srivastava had a heart attack on August 10 and had been hospitalised after he complained of chest pain while running on a treadmill at the gym
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Guwahati: Veteran comedian and actor Raju Srivastav, who was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) died at the age of 58.

The news about his demise was confirmed by his family.

Notably, Raju Srivastava had a heart attack on August 10 and had been hospitalised after he complained of chest pain while running on a treadmill at the gym.

Earlier, Raju Srivastava had a heart attack on August 10 and had been hospitalised after he complained of chest pain while running on a treadmill at the gym.

It is to be noted that Satya Prakash Srivastava , known professionally as Raju Srivastava and often credited as Gajodhar was born on December 25, 1963 was an Indian comedian, actor and politician.

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”.

Srivastav also participated in Bigg Boss (Hindi season 3), the Indian counterpart of the Big Brother (franchise). After staying in the house for more than two months he was voted out on 4 December 2009. He later participated in the comedy show Comedy Ka Maha Muqabala.

Political Career

The Samajwadi Party fielded Srivastava from Kanpur for the 2014 Lok Sabha election. But on March 11, 2014, Srivastava returned the ticket, saying he was not getting enough support from the local units of the party. After that, he joined Bharatiya Janata Party on March 19, 2014.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi nominated him to be part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Since then he has been promoting cleanliness through his events in different cities. He has made various music videos for promoting cleanliness. He has also shot various TV commercials and social service message video for Swacha Bharat Abhiyaan.

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