Raju Srivastava Stay Strong: Reports are rife that Raju Srivastava is critical. As reports of his worsening health condition surface on the Internet, celebs have extended their support to the family and pray for the comedian’s recovery. Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri, Ashoke Pandit and Manoj Muntashir among others have taken to social media asking the 58-year-old celebrity to stay strong and fight it.
“Come on Raju Bhai fight it out. You have won all the battles to date and you will win this also. The country is praying for you & is waiting to laugh with you. #RajuSrivastava,” wrote Ashoke Pandit on Twitter.
Come on Raju bhai fight it out .
You have won all the battles till date and you will win this also .
The country is praying for you & is waiting to laugh with you. #RajuSrivastava pic.twitter.com/402Ep2zQee
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) August 18, 2022
Shekhar Suman who has been constantly sharing updates on Raju Srivastava’s health asked his fans and followers to pray for the comedian. Plz plz, pray hard for our beloved Raju. har har, Mahadev. Om trayambakam yajamahe sugandhi pushti vardhanam.. Urvaru kamev Bandhan mrityu mukhshiye mamritat,” he tweeted.
Plz plz pray hard for our beloved Raju🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏har har mahadev.
Om trayambakam yajamahe sugandhi pushti vardhanam
Urvaru kamev bandhnan mrityu mukhshiye mamritat pic.twitter.com/GScGprzgun
— Shekhar Suman (@shekharsuman7) August 18, 2022
Manoj Muntashir too motivated the family and the comedian to come out of this. “Raju Bhai, himmat mat haarana. bas thoda sa zor aur laga do. hamaare haath praarthana mein jude hain. (Raju brother, don’t give up. Just try a little more complicated. Our hands are joined in prayer),” he wrote on Instagram in Hindi.
राजू भाई, हिम्मत मत हारना.
बस थोड़ा सा ज़ोर और लगा दो.
हमारे हाथ प्रार्थना में जुड़े हैं 🙏 pic.twitter.com/Qfwkib0f1a
— Manoj Muntashir (@manojmuntashir) August 18, 2022
Rajpal Yadav also took to Twitter and shared a video in which he can be seen saying, “Bhai Raju Srivastava, get well soon. We are all praying for you and eagerly waiting for you. Your family, your ‘sansaar’ and your well-wishers, everyone is praying for your speedy recovery. Get out soon, so that we can all hug each other, and you stay happy and keep entertaining the world. Love you brother, god bless you, get well soon.”
— Rajpal Naurang Yadav (@rajpalofficial) August 18, 2022
“My prayers for India’s finest stand-up comedian and brother #RajuSrivastav. Come back, bring a smile back to this world,” said The Kashmir Files director Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri.
My prayers for India’s finest stand up comedian and brother #RajuSrivastav.
Come back, bring a smile back to this world.
— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) August 19, 2022
Raju Srivastava, 58, is admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi following a cardiac arrest on August 10. He collapsed while running on the treadmill in a gym in South Delhi and was rushed to the hospital by his trainer and was reportedly given CPR.
Raju Srivastava first appeared in small roles in Bollywood films such as the 1989 Salman Khan-starrer ‘Maine Pyaar Kiya’. He then appeared in Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Baazigar’, which was released in 1993.
He made a name on the small screen after he became the second runner in the first season of ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge in 2005. He was also seen in ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’.