Comic actor Raju Srivastava breathed his last on September 21 at the age of 58. His demise has left a void in the Indian comedy circuit and to celebrate Srivastava’s legacy, The Kapil Sharma Show is paying tribute to him with a special weekend episode. Kapil Sharma along with some of the most popular stand-up comedians came together to remember Srivastava with laughter but also with emotion. In an update about the special episode, Kapil shared a promo of the show.
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Kapil Sharma shared a video on his Instagram where several famous stand-up comedians like Sunil Pal, Ehsaan Qureshi, Sudesh Lehri, Khayali, Naveen Prabhakar and others are seen taking to the stage and getting their voices heard. he said, “Whenever Raju bhai’s name comes up, it brings a smile to the face. That’s what he would have wanted. So today we remember him and pay tribute to him while laughing.” The video also features Raju’s black and white picture with several celebrities including Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan.
On the other hand, actor Jayvijay Sachan also shared BTS pictures from the show and wrote, “All renowned comedians come together under one roof to pay tribute to Late #RajuShrivastava ji. Catch us all on The Kapil Sharma Show this coming Saturday and Sunday.”
About Raj Srivastava
The popular comedian passed away on September 21 after battling for more than 40 days in the ICU at AIIMS. Raju Srivastava suffered a heart attack on August 10 and was taken to a hospital where he underwent an angioplasty. He has been on a ventilator ever since and never regained consciousness. According to hospital sources, he was declared brought dead on September 21 at 10:20 am. His remains were taken to Nigambodh Ghat crematorium for last rites.
On September 22, an ambulance decorated with white flowers left for the Nigambodh Ghat crematorium in Kashmir Gate around 9:00 am for the funeral, which was also attended by veteran poet-humorists Surendra Sharma and Ashok Chakradhar. Srivastava’s son Ayushmaan performed the last rites as per Hindu rituals. ALSO READ: Raju Srivastava’s daughter writes note to Amitabh Bachchan, says ‘Your prayers gave us strength’
The comic, whose career spanned nearly four decades, played nameless bit roles in hit Hindi films like ‘Maine Pyaar Kiya’ and ‘Baazigar’ before gaining national fame as a contestant on the reality comedy competition ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge’ in 2005 ..
Srivastava is also survived by wife Shikha and daughter Antara. ALSO READ: Raju Srivastava Prayer Meet: Kapil Sharma, Bharti Singh, Shailesh Lodha, Sunil Pal and others attend | PICTURES
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