The story of Raju Srivastava is told by the villagers

The story of Raju Srivastava is told by the villagers

Unnao: Today Raju Srivastava is no longer with us. He died on Wednesday morning at AIIMS in Delhi. Millions of his loved ones, including his family, his loved ones are sad. You must have seen or heard Raju Srivastava aka Gajodhar Bhaiya doing comedy and mimicry. But do you know that he started his career with his first stage show and Kis Geet and the language and dialect in which he was doing comedy which made Raju Srivastava the role of Gajodhar Bhaiya. Know the story of Raju in the words of his close friends.



Great artists have followed in their father’s footsteps
Raju was born in 1963 to Ramesh Srivastava, a resident of the Magrayar village of Bighapur in Unnao district. Raju had a total of 6 brothers. Raju’s father, Ramesh Srivastava, recognized as Balai Kaka, because his father was a poet, Raju also imitated big stars with poetry songs since childhood.



The song Khaike Paan Banaras Wala has been hailed

Hiralal Soni, a resident of Magrayar village, says that “Raju did his first stage performance at Shivratri in this village and he sang the famous song ‘Khaike Paan Banaras Wala’ from the film Don by Amitabh Bachchan, which was very popular at the time. Happened.”

related to mother tongue
Vikram Srivastava who is associated with Raju’s family said that Raju never forgot his roots and his land and in singing and mimicry he used the local language of Kanpur and Unnao which people loved very much.

I went to Mumbai after completing my studies
Another village resident, Naval Kishore Bajpai, said Raju Srivastava’s maternal grandmother was also in the same neighboring village, Behta Sasan. He went to Mumbai after completing his studies in Kanpur and whenever he came back from Mumbai he used to say, “We met this star in Mumbai today, did a show here, did a show there but we didn’t believe it so He used to ask them to make faces and show them and then Raju used to show them by imitating eight to ten actors and leaders Naval has stated that it was Raju’s wrestling period.

Sadness seen in the ancestral village and the maternal grandmother
Upon hearing the news of Raju’s death, everyone including his family and his childhood friend are very sad and there is an outpouring of mourning. They cannot believe that a noble person and an artist is no longer with us.
Entrance – Manish Kumar Singh

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Indian Lekhak

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