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Raju Srivastava died aged 58
picture supply : INSTAGRAM/AMITABHBACHCHAN Raju Srivastava boarded practice to see an ailing Amitabh Bachchan

 If there was one leitmotif inside the lifetime of Raju Srivastava, it was most probably Amitabh Bachchan.

The superstar was the one who pulled him to Mumbai for the principal time, set him off on his comic profession and whose photograph nonetheless occupies delight of place in his dwelling.

Bachchan was “god” for the in type comic, who died at a Delhi hospital on Wednesday on the age of fifty eight, said his brother.

Srivastava, who grew up watching every Bachchan film in a cinema hall in his hometown Kanpur, was first seen for his resemblance to the star after which for his impersonations of him.

In 1982, Srivastava, then simply 18, rushed to Mumbai when Bachchan sustained a shut to-lethal harm whereas taking pictures for the film “Coolie”. the idea was to get a glimpse of the particular person. that did not happen in spite of every little thing and Srivastava joined the crowds protecting vigil exterior the Breach candy Hospital the place Bachchan was admitted.

“Raju bhai would eat ‘vada pav’ every day and stand exterior the hospital and pray for Bachchan ji’s life. He had come to see Amitabh Bachchan ji as he thought of him god,” Srivastava’s brother Dipoo instructed PTI.


Bachchan recovered and returned to the objects. And Srivastava took the life altering choice to carry on and make a profession inside the leisure commerce.

“He slept on the bridge of Dadar station, in parks and stayed in jhopadpattis (slums). He would sift by newspaper advertisements to get hold of out about comedy reveals inside the metropolis,” his brother said.

Recalling their rising up years, Dipoo said Raju Srivastava wouldn’t miss a single Bachchan film and would usually bunk faculty to watch his idol on monitor.

“He obtained overwhelmed many instances for this by our mom. all by Independence Day celebrations at faculty, he would imitate him. He would additionally dance in ‘baraats’ (marriage procession) every time Amitabh Bachchan songs have been performed in Kanpur,” Dipoo, additionally a comic e book in Mumbai, added.

It was maybe future that he would land a job impersonating his favourite actor at a comedy current. in a single such current in Mumbai, Gulshan Kumar of T-sequence was inside the viewers.

“After seeing bhai’s comedy, Gulshan Kumar provided him an audio cassette current named ‘Hasna Mana Hai’. He did about 25 to 30 such reveals for labels like T-sequence and Venus,” Dipoo said.

The attachment with the star continued by the years.

primarily based on Dipoo, a photograph of Bachchan is a everlasting fixture at Srivastava’s dwelling even immediately.

“Raju bhai would search blessings from him earlier than going for any current,” his brother said.

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Srivastava, who dabbled in movement pictures and later entered politics, suffered a coronary heart assault whereas understanding at a Delhi resort on August 10.
He was rushed to hospital and had been on the ventilator ever since.

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The comic, who joined the BJP in 2014 after a stint with the Samajwadi get together, had a coronary heart assault on August 10 whereas understanding at a Delhi resort.

Srivastava had additionally starred in movies corresponding to “Maine Pyar Kiya” and “Baazigar”, the remake of “Bombay to Goa”, “Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiya”, and “principal Prem Ki Deewani Hoon”.

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