Comedian Raju Srivastav has passed away at the age of 58
Raju Srivastava was one of the pioneers of India's comedy scene
Having starred in a few films in the 90s and 2000s, he went on to become a household name when he appeared in The Great Indian Laughter Challenge.
He went on to star in several other comedy shows, including Comedy Ka Maha Muqabala, Comedy Circus, and Comedy Nights with Kapil.
His death comes as a shock to the country. Several fans, stars, and political leaders took to Twitter and mourned his passing.
The comedian suffered a heart attack on August 9 and was soon rushed to the All Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in Delhi.