Comedian Raju Srivastava in critical condition, death rumors are fake

Comedian Raju Srivastava suffered a heart attack on 10 August and was admitted to AIIMS Delhi. He is on a ventilator and is in critical condition. While everyone is worried about Raju Srivastava’s health, news of his death was shared by the news agency Bharat 24 and also by social media users. It is being claimed that the comedian was declared brain dead.

By Sunanda Naik  Published on  19 Aug 2022 10:39 AM GMT
Comedian Raju Srivastava in critical condition, death rumors are fake

Hyderabad: Comedian Raju Srivastava suffered a heart attack on 10 August and was admitted to AIIMS Delhi. He is on a ventilator and is in critical condition. While everyone is worried about Raju Srivastava's health, news of his death was shared by the news agency Bharat 24 and also by social media users. It is being claimed that the comedian was declared brain dead.

Many people tweeted their tributes to the comedian following news of his death.


Fact Check

NewsMeter performed a keyword search to find reports confirming comedian Raju Srivastava's death and found no such reports. News of his death was telecast by Bharat 24 News on 18 August. We found news reports from 19 August that said Srivastava was in a critical condition. This proves that the report by Bharat 24 is baseless.

We also found multiple reports about Raju Srivastava's manager rubbishing the rumors and confirming that the comedian is not brain dead. A report by Times Now from 19 August quoted Raju Srivastava's manager Maqbool as saying, "At 2 am on Wednesday, doctors informed us that he was critical but it's been 16 hours now, and doctors are working on his treatment."

Comedian Sunil Pal also refuted the death rumors and wished Srivastava a speedy recovery and strength.

We also found another tweet by Firki refuting the rumors about Raju Srivastava's demise.

It is evident that news about comedian Raju Srivastava's death is fake.

Claim Review:News about comedian Raju Srivastava’s death
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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