Amitabh Bachchan mourns the loss of Raju Srivastava; recalls how the comedian opened his eyes upon entering when his voice recording played

Amitabh Bachchan mourns the loss of Raju Srivastava;  recalls how the comedian opened his eyes upon entering when his voice recording played

Comedian Ace Raju Srivastava breathed his last on Wednesday September 21 after fighting for his life for 43 days. He died at AIIMS, where he was hospitalized on August 9 and put on a ventilator after suffering cardiac arrest while training at the South Delhi gymnasium. As the whole country mourned his loss, Amitabh Bachchan revealed that Raju opened his eyes a little while in a coma when his voice recording was played in his ears. Also Read – Kaun Banega Crorepati 14: Amitabh Bachchan reveals how he pampers his granddaughter Aaradhya when she is upset

According to previous reports, Big B sent a voice note to Raju’s family and it was played to bring the comedian back from a coma. “That’s enough Raju. Get up Raju and keep teaching us how to laugh,” was the message the megastar sent. Also Read – Brahmastra Box Office Collection: Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt Movie Beats Biggies Like 3 Idiots, Good News – Chennai Express, Kick and Others Next

Big B was deeply saddened by Raju’s untimely death. He expressed his feelings saying, “Another colleague, friend and creative artist is leaving us. Sudden illness and (he) left before his time, before the end of his creative time. Every day in the morning, with him in mind and information from loved ones.” Read also – Kaun Banega Crorepati 14: Amitabh Bachchan talks about being beaten at the age of 79

Mentioning about the voice recording, Amitabh Bachchan wrote on his blog, “They were advised to send a voice to wake up his condition. I did and they played it for him in his condition in his ears. At one point, he opened his eyes a bit and then left. His sense of timing and the familiar humor of his birth will stay with us. It was unique, open, frank and filled with humor .He smiles from heaven now and will be the reason for joy with the gods.”

Raju Srivastava was cremated at Nigambodh Ghat in New Delhi on September 22. His son Ayushmaan performed the last rites according to Hindu rituals. Veteran poet-comedians Surendra Sharma, Ashok Chakradhar and filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, other comedians and friends such as Sunil Pal and Ahsaan Qureshi attended the funeral. The late comedian is survived by his wife Shikha and their children Antara and Ayushman.

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