Comedian Raju Srivastava still on ventilator, continues to recover slowly, says wife Shikha Srivastava

Raju Srivastava has been admitted to the Indian Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi.

New Delhi:

Raju Srivastava is on a ventilator and continues to recover “slowly”, the acclaimed actor-comedian’s wife, Shikha Srivastava, said on Thursday.

In a statement posted on Mr Srivastava’s official Instagram page, Shikha said the stand-up entertainer was “stable”.

“Raju Srivastava Ji’s condition is stable and he continues to recover slowly. He is on a ventilator at the moment,” she said.

Earlier today, several media publications had reported that Mr Srivastava, 58, had regained consciousness 15 days after being admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) at AIIMS following a heart attack here.

Shikha asked the media and the comedian’s fans to only trust statements posted by the family on their official social media pages and at the hospital.

“Only statements from AIIMS Delhi and Raju Ji’s official social media accounts are trustworthy and authentic. Any other news or statement from anyone else is unreliable.

“The doctors and their entire team at AIIMS Delhi are working hard and diligently. We are grateful to them and all his supporters. I ask you all to continue your love and prayers for him,” she added .

Raju Srivastava was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on August 10 and underwent angioplasty on the same day. He has been on life support ever since.

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