Raju Srivastav

New Delhi: Comedian Raju Srivastava, who has been in the emergency unit for nine days following a cardiovascular failure, keeps on being on the ventilator and is critical, sources at Delhi’s AIIMS said today. Fellow comedian and one of his companions, Sunil Pal, appealed to his fans to pray to God for Mr. Srivastava’s health as he needs this. “His brain has stopped functioning. Please pray for him,” he said.

Mr. Pal, who has been giving articulations on Mr. Raju’s health, said, “Friends, please pray for Raju Srivastava. He is critical.”

The 58-year-old professional comedian was admitted to AIIMS after he experienced cardiovascular failure on August 10. He went through an angioplasty that same day.

He was on a treadmill when he whined of chest torment and imploded.

Raju Srivastava’s family last week put out an announcement, saying his condition was steady and mentioning individuals to “overlook any rumor/fake news being circulated.

The comic rose to notoriety after the first season of the reality stand-up comedy show “The Great Indian Laughter Challenge” in 2005.

Quite possibly of the best professional comic in the country, he has likewise featured in Hindi movies, for example, “Maine Pyar Kiya”, “Baazigar”, the remake of “Bombay to Goa” and “Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiya”.

He is the ongoing director of the Film Development Council Uttar Pradesh. The Samajwadi Party fielded Srivastava from Kanpur for the 2014 Lok Sabha election. But on 11 March 2014, Srivastava returned the ticket, saying he was not getting enough support from the local units of the party. After that, he joined Bhartiya Janta Party on 19 March 2014. Prime Minister Narendra Modi nominated him to be part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. He has also shot various TV commercials and social service message video for Swacha Bharat Abhiyaan.

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