After battling for life for 42 days, renowned Indian comedian Raju Srivastava has been declared dead today. He had been in a hospital for a while and during this time, we heard several speculations going viral all over the internet. Ever since Raju was admitted for treatment, fans across the country were praying for his health but sadly, he is more between us.

For the unversed, Raju had collapsed in a gym after working out. He was reportedly running on a treadmill. Post that incident, the 58-year-old stand-up comedian complained about chest pain and was immediately admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on 10th August.

The comedian had been taken to hospital and put on life-support after experiencing chest pain and collapsing while working out at the gym.

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Last week, his family said that Srivastava was recovering slowly but remained on ventilator.

Srivastava joined the entertainment industry in the 1980s as an actor in Hindi films.

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He shot to fame in 2005 after participating in The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, a reality show for stand-up comedy.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the tributes at the news of Srivastava’s death.