Satya Prakash Srivastav known professionally as Raju Srivastav and often credited as Gajodhar, was an Indian comedian, actor and politician. Since 2014, he was a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
He was born in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh and moved to Mumbai in the 1980s to work in the Hindi film industry. He acted in Baazigar, Bombay to Goa, Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya among others.
Furthermore, he contested in the comedy show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge and became the runner-up. He won the title of “The King of Comedy” in its spin-off show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge – Champions. He did many stand-up comedy live shows.
Raju Srivastav Funeral Updates
The funeral of comedian Raju Srivastav, who breathed his last on Wednesday after being in the ICU for 41 days, will be held on Thursday and the last rites will take place at Nigam Bodh Ghat here, his family confirmed.
Raju Srivastav Obituary
The comedian-actor had suffered a heart attack while working out in the gym last month. After learning about the unfortunate demise of Srivastav, people across the country paid their heartfelt tributes.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered his condolences to the family and admirers of the late comedian and tweeted: “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.””Renowned comedian Raju Srivastava ji had a unique style, he impressed everyone with his amazing talent,” Home Minister Amit Shah said in a tweet.
“Our friend, Raju Srivastava, who made the whole country laugh, is no more with us! The thought that our meeting this year on May 13 would be our meeting never occurred to me,” wrote the deputy CM of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis.
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