When Amitabh Bachchan Despatched Voice Be aware To Raju Srivastava, A Second From ‘Anand’


, who died on September 21, was ‘duplicate’ earlier than getting wider fame.

New Delhi:

Actor Amitabh Bachchan did one thing straight out of a film for Raju Srivastava when the comic was in hospital days earlier than his dying. ‘Large B’ despatched a voice observe for Srivastava, urging him to open his eyes and resume life, simply as his character, a physician, does for a terminally ailing man, performed by Rajesh Khanna, in ‘Anand’ (1971).

Raju Srivastava was a lifelong fan and maybe probably the most outstanding mimic or ‘duplicate’ of Amitabh Bachchan. That they had 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 buddy and inventive artist leaves .. 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 bought 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”.


Amitabh Bachchan was his primary inspiration, Raju Srivastava mentioned in lots of interviews. (File)

“His sense of timing and the colloquial humour of his beginning shall stay with us .. it was distinctive, open frank and crammed 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 turned 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.”


A painter with a tribute to Raju Srivastava in Mumbai on Wednesday.

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 trade because the Nineteen Eighties and bought widespread fame after taking part within the actuality present ‘The Nice Indian Laughter Problem’ in 2005.

He’s survived by his spouse and two youngsters.


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