Comedian Raju Srivastava handed away in New Delhi on September 21 after battling for his life on the AIIMS hospital for over a month. Raju had been admitted to AIIMS on August 10 after he went into cardiac arrest whereas understanding. After his demise on Wednesday, many individuals from all walks of life provided their condolences and remembered his legacy. Among them was comic Atul Khatri, who had penned a small tribute for Raju on social media.
Erstwhile sketch comedy group AIB’s Rohan Joshi reacted to Atul’s publish and left a remark that many thought-about inappropriate. Responding to Atul saying that Raju Srivastava’s demise was a loss for the trade, Rohan wrote, “We haven’t lost a thing.” The remark has since been deleted.
The full remark learn, “We haven’t lost a thing. Whether it was Kamra whether it was roast or any comic in the news, Raju Srivastava took every opportunity he ever got to s**t on newer comics especially after the new wave of stand up started. He went on every f***all news channel every time he was invited to go s*** on an upcoming arty form and call it offensive just because he couldn’t understand it and new stars were rising. He might have told a few good jokes but he understood nothing about the spirit of comedy or defending someone’s right to say something even if you don’t agree. F**k him and good riddance (sic).”
After Rohan was trolled by the web for his comment, he apologised and wrote, “Yehi soch kar delete kiya kyuki after a minute of anger I realised today is not about my personal feelings. Sorry if it hurt and thanks for the perspective (sic).”
Former AIB member and co-creator Tanmay Bhat additionally tweeted about Raju and wrote, “Raju was truly a pioneer and the father of observational comedy. Where all others’ imagination ended – Raju thrived. A whole generation of comedians wanted to be Raju, before they even knew what was funny. RIP legend.”
During an interview with ETimes, Raju’s spouse Shikha said she was praying for her husband to return out of the hospital. She mentioned, “He fought very hard, I was really hoping and praying to see him come out of this.” Raju Srivastava is survived by his spouse Shikha and their two kids.