The condition of comedian-actor Raju Srivastava, who was admitted to AIIMS in Delhi after the actor suffered a heart attack on August 10, is stable, informed hospital sources.
In a statement his family stated, "Dear All, Raju Srivastava Ji's condition is stable. We are praying for his speedy recovery. The doctors are treating him and are doing their best. Thanks to all the well wishers for their continued love and support. Please ignore any rumour/fake news being circulated. Please pray for him."
Comedian Raju Srivastava's condition is stable, reads his family's statement.— ANI (@ANI) August 12, 2022
He was admitted to AIIMS Delhi on August 10th after experiencing chest pain and collapsing while working out at the gym. He underwent an angioplasty later. pic.twitter.com/6c8YQLzJpb
As per earlier reports, Raju fell unconscious while working out on a treadmill at a gym in South Delhi on Wednesday after which he was rushed to AIIMS. The actor suffered a mild attack and underwent angioplasty at the hospital, informed sources.
The comedian is on a ventilator. As per the doctors, he has suffered brain damage.
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had got in touch with Raju's wife Shikha to enquire about his health and offered support. Apart from the PM, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also had spoken to the family of the comedian to inquire about his health condition.
On the professional front, Raju is active in the entertainment industry since late 1980s. He received recognition after participating in the first season of the stand-up comedy show "The Great Indian Laughter Challenge" in 2005. He has also worked in movies like Bombay to Goa and the super hit Bollywood film, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and several other iconic movies.