‘Irreverence should be our default state’: Condolences start pouring in

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Even as the fresh insight about humorist Raju Srivastava’s demise spread the nation over, messages of sympathy began pouring in.

The first to respond was Samajwadi Party pioneer Akhilesh Yadav, who said: “It is deplorable that Raju Srivastava is no more with us. He came from an unfortunate family, however with his ability and difficult work, he made his presence on the planet. There are not many skilled comics like him. I recollect how he needed to challenge from Kanpur when he joined SP.”

Srivastava was for sure given a SP ticket in the approach the 2014 Lok Sabha races, yet he later returned it and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Producer Madhur Bhandarkar tweeted: “Disheartened to hear the appalling insight about Raju Srivastava’s less than ideal death. He made all of us snicker with his astonishing comic timing for such countless years. We have lost a jewel. My most profound sympathies to his relatives and admirers.”

Grieving the humorist’s passing, ‘Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi’ chief Sudhir Mishra said: “Raju Srivastava has gone! Ideally the illustration that he leaves behind is that flippancy ought to be our default state. To snicker notwithstanding authority is a crucial right. Alvida!”

‘The Kashmir Documents’ hitmaker Vivek Agnihotri said: “My brother, companion and the nation’s flood of satisfaction, RajuSrivastava is no more. I’m profoundly disheartened. An artiste like him is seldom seen, India hasn’t seen another like him. I supplicate that his spirit finds happiness in the hereafter. My requests are with his family, fans.”