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Raju Srivastava Passes Away: Comedian’s Last Instagram Post Was Corona Caller Tune Sketch; Watch

By: Entertainment Bureau

Edited By: Bhawna Arya

News18.com

Last Updated: September 21, 2022, 14:56 IST

Delhi, India

Raju Srivastava passes away at the age of 58.

Raju Srivastava passes away at the age of 58.

Comedian Raju Srivastava passed away on Wednesday at the age of 52 in Delhi, a month after he suffered a cardiac arrest.

In what turned out to be a sad turn of events, legendary comedian Raju Srivastava passed away at the age of 58. Raju was hospitalised on August 10 after he collapsed in the gym and was rushed to AIIMS, Delhi. He had suffered a cardiac arrest and had undergone angioplasty before being put on a ventilator. He is responsible for changing the perception of the art form and giving it a serious meaning over the years.

In the last video posted by the comedian on his official Instagram handle, the actor made people laugh in a sketch featuring the different COVID-19 caller tunes by mimicking celebrities like Shashi Kapoor, Vinod Khanna and others. In the video, he said, “Friends, during the COVID-19 era of COVID-19 we all have heard the caller tune in the voice of Amitabh Bachchan, I thought if Shashi Kapoor would have said it, how would it sound?”

Post that, Raju Srivastava is seen mimicking Vinod Khanna, leaving all his fans in splits.

Along with the video, her wrote, “#Corona Caller-Tune Yaad Hai ? | कोरोना कॉलर-ट्यून याद है ? | #RajuSrivastav Latest Comedy.”

The clip received immense love from his fans, some even sent get well soon messages as they wished and prayed for the comedian’s speedy recovery.

Check the video here:

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The late comedian’s family had been sharing his health updates in the last few weeks. Earlier in August, Raju’s daughter Antara Srivastava had shared a message from his official Instagram handle. It read, “Dear all well-wishers, My dad Mr. Raju Srivastava Ji’s condition is stable and he continues to recover slowly. He is on the ventilator at the moment. Only statements from AI IMS Delhi and Raju Ji’s official social media accounts are trustworthy and genuine. Any other news or statements from anyone else is unreliable. The doctors and their entire team at AIIMS Delhi are working hard and diligently. We’re thankful to them and all his well-wishers. Request you all to continue your love and prayers for his speedy recovery.”

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first published:September 21, 2022, 13:20 IST
last updated:September 21, 2022, 14:56 IST