Recently, on September 21, famous comedian Raju Srivastava left heavenly abode, thus giving a major setback to his followers and friends. On his sad demise, Raju Srivastava’s daughter Antara has shared about her father’s equation with the legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan and how he felt about him and his works.
Crediting Amitabh Bachchan for playing an important role in her father’s success, Antara, daughter of late comedian-actor Raju Srivastava, expressed her gratitude towards the megastar for standing by their family in these tough times.
Srivastava, who was first noticed for his similarity to Bachchan, regarded the legendary veteran actor as his childhood hero and idol. In an Instagram post shared on Srivastava’s official page, Antara wrote, “Extremely grateful to Shri @amitabh bachchan uncle for being there for us every single day during this tough time. Your prayers gave us an abundance of strength and support, which we will remember forever…”
“My mother Shikha, brother @aayushmaan.srivastava, my entire family and I, @antarasrivastava, are eternally thankful to you. The love and admiration he receives globally is all because of you,” she wrote along with the pics of her father with the screen legend.
As per Antara, Raju Srivastava had saved Bachchan’s number as ‘Guru ji’ in his contact list. “You are my father’s idol, inspiration, love and Guru. Since the first time dad saw you on the big screen, you have stayed within him forever. He not just followed you on-screen but off it also,” Antara wrote in the post.
During his hospitalization at AIIMS Delhi, Amitabh Bachchan had sent a voice note to Srivastava’s family to support them with the stand-up artiste’s treatment. “Him reacting on listening to your audio clip clearly shows what you meant to him,” wrote Antara in the post. A day after Srivastava’s demise, Bachchan had posted a tribute on his personal blog and remembered the comic for his “sense of timing and the colloquial humour”.