Popular comic Raju Srivastava, who handed away on September 21 after a 40 day battle within the ICU on the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), has been cremated on the Nigambodh Ghat in New Delhi.
He had suffered a coronary heart assault on August 10 whereas understanding in a gymnasium. He was then rushed to AIIMS. Since then, he was on a ventilator.
On Thursday morning, Raju Srivastava‘s mortal stays have been taken in an ambulance lined with white flowers to the crematorium round 9 within the morning for the funeral. His son Ayushmaan carried out the final rites as per Hindu rituals.
The funeral was attended by veteran poet-humourists Surendra Sharma, Ashok Chakradhar and filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar. Fellow comedians and associates corresponding to Sunil Pal and Ahsaan Qureshi too have been in attendance.
The late comic is survived by Shikha, whom he married in 1993, and their youngsters Antara and Ayushman.
Earlier talking about his late husband’s loss of life, heartbroken spouse Shikha had informed ETimes, ““I am not able to talk right now. What can I share or say now? He fought very hard, I was really hoping and praying to see him come out of this. But, that has not happened. All I can say is that he was a true fighter.”