Raju Srivastava's death news: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday took to Twitter to express grief over the death of comedian-actor Raju Srivastava.
PM Narendra Modi extended condolences to the departed soul and wrote: "Raju Srivastava brightened our lives with laughter, humour and positivity. He leaves us too soon but he will continue to live in the hearts of countless people thanks to his rich work over the years. His demise is saddening. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti."
Not only PM Narendra Modi, but also the celebrities and politicians from across the country expressed grief over Raju Srivastava's death.
Comedian Raju Srivastava took his last breath at the age of 58 at AIIMS Delhi on Wednesday. He was admitted to AIIMS following a heart attack on August 10.
Raju Srivastava had widespread recognition as he was part of several comedy shows. He took part in the first season of the stand-up comedy show 'The Great Indian Laughter Challenge' in 2005.
Raju Srivastava's real name was Satya Prakash Srivastava. He was born on December 25, 1963, to a middle-class family in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur. His father, Ramesh Chandra Srivastava was a poet who was prominently known as Balai Kaka.
Raju has been fond of mimicry since his childhood and therefore, he wanted to be a comedian.