Comedian Raju Srivastava's health deteriorated on Tuesday night, 10 August, after he suffered a cardiac arrest. The comedian was working out on a treadmill in a South Delhi gym, when he fell unconscious following a severe heart ache, as per a report by NDTV.
Reportedly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the comedian's wife and the Chairman of Uttar Pradesh Film Development Council, to enquire about his health and offer support.
In continuation to the report, Srivastava was immediately rushed to Delhi's AIIMS Hospital, where he is currently receiving his treatment.
The sources from the hospital reported that the comedian is "critical and on ventilator" in the intensive care unit of the hospital.
Srivastava's cousin, Ashok Srivastava shared, "He was doing his routine excercise and while he was on the treadmill, he suddenly fell down. He suffered a heart attack and was immediately taken to the AIIMS Hospital."
Srivastava had uploaded a stand-up comedy video on his social media, only a few hours before the incident took place. In the video, he mimicked a few veteran actors like Shashi Kapoor and Vinod Khanna, and how they would sound if they had to give their voice to the "Corona caller-tunes."
Take a look at the video here:
The 58-year-old comedian has appeared in a number of television programmes and films, including Bombay to Goa and Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. He also appeared in the third season of Bigg Boss and The Great Indian Laughter Challenge.