Famous Comedian and BJP leader Shri Raju Srivastava, best known for his portrayal of Gajodhar bhaiya in The Great India Laughter Challenge, passed away at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi on September 21 at the age of 58. He was admitted to the hospital on August 10 after experiencing chest pain and collapsing while working out at the gym.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi expressing condolence, said in a tweet, “Raju Srivastava brightened our lives with laughter, humor, 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. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti.”
On his demise, BJP National President Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda said, “I am speechless to hear the news of the demise of well-known comedian Shri Raju Srivastava ji. Raju Srivastava ji left a different mark in the world of comic art. My condolences to his family and fans in this hour of mourning. May God give the place the holy soul at his feet.”
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed deep sorrow on the demise and said; Shri Raju Shrivastava ji took the genre of comedy art to new heights with his talent and hard work. He made a commendable contribution in the upliftment of the traditional skills of the state through the Uttar Pradesh Film Development Council.