Popular comedian and actor, Raju Srivastava remains “critical and on ventilator” in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi, reports said on August 13.
After experiencing a heart attack on August 10, the stand-up comedian, who is 58 years old, was taken to the hospital and subsequently had angioplasty performed on him.
“Raju Srivastava continues to be critical and on ventilator in the ICU,” multiple reports quoting unnamed hospital sources said.
The stand-up artist’s business manager said there has not been any improvement in his condition.
“He is not in a conscious state. There is not much improvement in his health. His brain is not working. Doctors are saying wait and watch. Pray for his speedy recovery,” Srivastava’s business manager was quoted as saying by PTI.
The comedian had a heart attack while exercising at a hotel’s gym in New Delhi on August 10.
Raju Srivastava, who has been active in the entertainment industry since late 1980s, received recognition after participating in the first season of stand-up comedy show ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge’ in 2005.
He has featured in Hindi films such as ‘Maine Pyaar Kiya’, ‘Baazigar’, ‘Bombay to Goa’ (remake) and ‘Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiya’. He was one of the contestants on ‘Bigg Boss’ season three.