Raju Srivastava is currently admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (AIIMS). However, the comedian opened his eyes a few days ago. In a recent interview, Srivastava’s close family friend Dr. Aneel Morarka revealed the same, but also added that the comedian’s condition should improve.
“He opened his eyes a few days ago, but his condition needs to improve. The doctors are doing their best and we are all praying that he recovers soon. Hopefully, he will be out of danger and recover soon. I was in Delhi with him for many days, but now I have returned to Mumbai,” said Aneel as quoted by E-Times.
Raju’s close friend also mentioned that though the comedian had an infection, he is now cured. “Rajuji developed an infection a few days ago, but it got cured sometime back. He had a fever and so now the team is taking extreme precautions not to let anyone in. Only his wife and daughter are allowed in. They are also taking care of him with many precautions because now in this condition it is important that he does not catch any infection and that his health improves,” he added.
Last week, Raju Srivastava’s manager Maqbool also told the media that the comedian has gained “partial consciousness” since his brain and body started responding. “It’s not that he got up, sat down, and is now talking. But his body has now started to respond to his brain. This was the one big problem why he could not regain consciousness, but this has happened now (the brain is working with the body),” he told us.
For the inexperienced, Raju Srivastava suffered a heart attack on August 9, following which he was admitted to AIIMS in Delhi. Srivastava’s team confirmed that he suffered a heart attack while exercising at the time. It was later revealed that the comedian was exercising on the treadmill when he had the stroke.
Raju Srivastava is a popular name in the comedy circuit and is well loved for his impersonation of Bollywood actors and political leaders. He also participated in several comedy shows including The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, Comedy Ka Maha Muqabala, Comedy Circus, and Comedy Nights with Kapil.