Actor Amitabh Bachchan did one thing straight out of a film for Raju Srivastava when the comic was in hospital days earlier than his demise. ‘Large B’ despatched a voice observe for Srivastava, urging him to open his eyes and resume life, simply as his character, a health care provider, does for a terminally unwell man, performed by Rajesh Khanna, in ‘Anand’ (1971).
Raju Srivastava was a lifelong fan and maybe essentially the most distinguished mimic or ‘duplicate’ of Amitabh Bachchan. They’d one other particular bond – each have been from UP and Amitabh Bachchan’s authentic household title was Srivastava.
Ina tribute on his weblog, Amitabh Bachchan mentioned he was requested to ship a voice observe to awaken the late comic whereas he was being handled at AIIMS in Delhi. He didn’t expressly title Raju Srivastava.
“One other colleague good friend and artistic artist leaves us.. a sudden ailment and gone earlier than time .. earlier than his creativity time completion .. every day within the morning with him in spirit and data from close to ones .. they received suggested to ship a voice to awaken his situation .. i did .. they performed it for him in his state in his ears,” Mr Bachchan wrote, claiming that “on one occasion he did open his eye a bit, after which went away”.
“His sense of timing and the colloquial humour of his delivery shall stay with us .. it was distinctive, open frank and stuffed with humour .. he smiles from the Heavens now and would be the cause for mirth with the God’s,” Mr Bachchan additional wrote.
Raju Srivastava had mentioned in an interview, “I grew to become a fan of mimicry and comedy once I noticed Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Deewar’. To the extent that I used to get his posters and put them up at my home. I had his coiffure and began imitating him.”
At 58, Raju Srivastava died on September 21. He’d been on life assist ever since he was admitted to the All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on August 10 following a cardiac arrest.
He was within the leisure business for the reason that Eighties and received widespread fame after collaborating within the actuality present ‘The Nice Indian Laughter Problem’ in 2005.
He’s survived by his spouse and two youngsters.