Raju Srivastav’s ‘Gajodhar bhaiya’ made him a fan favourite: A look at the comedian’s television stint

Raju Srivastava passed away today after being in the ICU for 41 days. The comedian-actor had suffered a heart attack while working out in the gym last month.

The 58-year-old artiste is survived by his wife and two children.

Born in a middle-class family in Kanpur, Raju Srivastava‘s mimicry skills were noticed at a young age.

In an old interview, Srivastava had mentioned how he would wait for school functions to perform on stage.

With the dream to spread laughter, he started his journey to become a comedian and moved to Mumbai soon after.

He was once noticed while mimicking Amitabh Bachchan and soon started getting offers to mimic him on screen.

The comedian has time and again credited Big B for helping him kickstart his career.

In the wake of doing squint and-miss jobs in films like Maine Pyaar Kiya, Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiyaa, Fundamental Prem Ki Diwani Hoon among others,

His profession took off after he partook in The Incomparable Indian Chuckling Challenge. One of the main stand-up shows in the country,