Comedian Raju Srivastava hospitalized after cardiac arrest in gym

Comedian Raju Srivastava is currently being monitored at the hospital. (File)

New Delhi:

Renowned comedian Raju Srivastava suffered a cardiac arrest while working out in a gym and was taken to Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) today. Sunil Pal, his friend and colleague is now out of danger.

Raju Srivastava, 58, was working out on a treadmill when he suffered chest pain and collapsed. His trainer took him to AIIMS, where he was given cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) twice and revived.

The PTI news agency quoted an unnamed source as saying: “Srivastava was resuscitated twice and was taken to the catheterization lab for an emergency angiogram.

According to the ANI news agency, Mr Srivastava has undergone an angioplasty and is “responding to the treatment.”

The comedian is currently under observation at the hospital.

The case focuses on a series of deaths in recent years of middle-aged celebrities from heart disease.

Dr Balbir Singh, Chair of Cardiovascular Science at Max Healthcare, told NDTV: “Today, there’s a culture of overtraining.

Dr. Raju Vyas, Director of Cardiovascular Science at Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, said, “On average, people are having a heart attack two decades earlier. We are seeing this trend over the last 10 years. . Everyone should get a medical certificate before starting work.”

Sunil Pal, also a stand-up comedian, says Mr Srivastava is now out of danger.

“He’s fine now. He’s out of danger,” Mr. Pal said in an Instagram video.

Mr. Srivastava, one of the most successful comedians in the country, is a household name on television.

He has been active in the entertainment industry since the late 1980s, even when he first received recognition after participating in the first season of the stand-up comedy show “The Great Indian Laughter Challenge”.

He has appeared in Hindi films such as “Maine Pyar Kiya”, “Baazigar”, “Bombay to Goa” and “Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiya”. He was one of the contestants on “Bigg Boss” season three.

Mr. Srivastava is the current chairman of the Film Development Board of Uttar Pradesh.

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