Raju Srivastava's health condition worsens, brain stops functioning: Reports

He has been in ICU after suffering a heart attack on August 10


The condition of popular comedian-actor Raju Srivastava, who continues to remain in the ICU on life support after suffering a heart attack on August 10, has deteriorated and his brain has stopped functioning.

According to media reports, Srivastava's adviser Ajit Saxena said the doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), on Thursday morning, said the brain of the actor is not functioning. "Heart is also facing problems. We are all worried and everyone is praying. Even his family is unable to understand what’s happening," he has been quoted as saying.

On Tuesday, his business managed had said Srivastava's condition was getting better and he was responding to treatment.

The 58-year-old has been a familiar face in the entertainment industry since the 1980s.

Srivastava catapulted to fame after participating in the first season of the reality stand-up comedy show 'The Great Indian Laughter Challenge' in 2005.

He was part of several Hindi films including Maine Pyar Kiya, Baazigar, the remake of Bombay to Goa and Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiya. He is also the chairman of the Film Development Council Uttar Pradesh.