Popular comedian-actor Raju Srivastava is “critical and on ventilator” in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the AIIMS, said hospital sources on Thursday.
Following aÂ heart attackÂ on Wednesday, the 58-year-old stand-up comic was admitted to the hospital where he underwent angioplasty.
Srivastava’s cousin Ashok Srivastava had on Wednesday evening said the comic suffered aÂ heart attackÂ while exercising.
“He was doing his routine exercise and while he was on the treadmill, he suddenly fell down. He suffered aÂ heart attack and was immediately taken to theÂ AIIMSÂ hospital,” he had told PTI, adding that the actor-comedian’s wife Shikha Srivastava had reached Delhi.
Srivastava, who has been active in the entertainment industry since late 1980s, received recognition after participating in the first season of stand-up comedy show “The Great Indian Laughter Challenge” in 2005.