Today, popular comedian Raju Srivastava has been cremated in Delhi. His last rites took place at Kashmere Gate's Nigambodh Ghat in New Delhi. After his battle in the ICU for over 40 days at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), the well-known comedian passed away on Wednesday (September 21). Raju Srivastava suffered a heart attack on August 10 while working out at a hotel. He was 58.
Today in the morning, an ambulance decked up with white flowers left for the Nigambodh Ghat crematorium at Kashmere Gate around 9 am for the funeral, which also had veteran poet-humorists Surendra Sharma and Ashok Chakradhar in attendance. Srivastava's son Ayushmaan performed the last rites as per Hindu rituals around 11 am, the comedian's younger brother Dipoo said to a media source. "We left from the house in Dwarka at about 9 am for the funeral. Our family members from Kanpur and Lucknow are here," he further added.
His Industry colleagues Sunil Pal and Ahsaan Qureshi, director Madhur Bhandarkar and singer Ram Shankar along with hundreds of fans also reached the venue to pay last respects to the comedian. "It was heartwarming to see so many of his fans and colleagues come here to pay tribute to Raju bhai," told Dipoo. The family has yet to decide the venue for the prayer meeting, he further told.