Amitabh Bachchan reveals he shared a voice note for Raju Srivastava: ‘He opened his eyes a little…’

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New Delhi: Amitabh Bachchan on Thursday paid tribute to comedian Raju Srivastava, who died on September 21 after a 41-day battle for his life at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). The megastar recalls Raju’s colloquial comedy. 

Amitabh wrote, “Another fellow friend, and creative artist leaves us. Before his creative time was over, a sudden illness came and he was gone prematurely…His sense of time and the colloquial humor he was born with will live on with us.” 

"It is unique, expressive, expressive and full of humor. He now smiles from heaven, and is a cause of joy with God," Bachchan wrote on his blog. 

Big B also revealed that he sent a voice note to Raju Srivastava’s family to help him with his treatment. 

"Every morning they were instructed to send a voice with him in spirit, and with information from bystanders, to awaken his health. I did and they played it for him in his ears. On one occasion he left his eye slightly open and went away." The actor wrote.  

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The 58-year-old comedian was admitted to AIIMS on August 10 after suffering a heart attack while exercising.  

Raju Srivastava A big fan of Amitabh Bachchan. It was the man who first dragged Raju to Mumbai and launched his comedy career, whose photograph still takes pride of place in his home. Srivastava got the gig because he could mimic Bachchan. 

Big B is one "Lord" For the popular comedian, his brother Deepu told PTI. 

 

Bachchan recovered and returned to shooting. And Srivastava took the life-changing decision to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. 

Raju appeared in many Hindi films like ‘Maine Pyaar Kiya’, ‘Baasikar’, ‘Bombay to Goa’ (remake) and ‘Amdhani Athani Karcha Rupaya’. He was one of the contestants in ‘Bigg Boss’ season three. He was the Chairman of Uttar Pradesh Film Development Council. 

(With inputs from PTI)

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