Thursday, September 21st, 2016 – New Delhi (SocialNews.XYZ) Condolences continued to flood in as the news of the death of comedian Raju Srivastava spread across the country.
Akhilesh Yadav, leader of the Samajwadi Party, was the first to respond “The loss of Raju Srivastava is deeply felt. It was his talent and perseverance that allowed him to rise above his humble origins and become a recognized figure in the world.
There aren’t many comics with his level of skill. When he first joined the SP, I recall him saying he planned to run for office in Kanpur.”
Sure enough, Srivastava was offered a ticket to compete for the SP in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, but he rejected it and instead joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.
The director Madhur Bhandarkar tweeted: “Very sorry to learn of Raju Srivastava’s untimely passing. For many years, he kept us all in stitches with his impeccable comedic timing. It’s a big loss for us. To his loved ones and admirers, my sincerest sympathies.”