"Raju brother, get well soon"
Comedian Raju Srivastava suffered a heart attack whilst reportedly working out at the gym.
He was taken to AIIMS in Delhi.
Ashish Srivastava said his brother was working out in the gym when he had a heart attack.
According to Raju’s team, the comedian is “doing fine” and “is conscious”.
After he was admitted to hospital, fellow comedian Sunil Pal provided an update on Raju’s condition in a video on Instagram.
Sunil said: “It is a fact that comedy king Raju Srivastava suffered a heart attack.
“He was admitted to AIIMS but now he is much better.
“With all your prayers and God’s blessings, he is doing well. He is out of danger.
“Raju brother, get well soon. All of us love you a lot.
“It is good news for everyone that he is doing better now. We are waiting for him in Mumbai.”
Ashish said in a statement: “Kanpur-based comedian, Raju Srivastava, Chairman of Uttar Pradesh Film Board, had a heart attack while going to the gym.
“He was staying in Delhi to meet some of the big leaders of the state.
“He went to the gym in the morning and then went to another gym that day. During the same time, he got a heart attack.
“He has been admitted to AIIMS. But he is back under control. After five minutes, the doctors allowed the relatives to meet his grandfather.
“Only after meeting him, they will be able to give the rest of the information.”
The comedian’s team said: “Raju sir suffered a mild heart attack while working out. He is admitted to AIIMS, but he is doing fine. He is conscious.”
Raju Srivastava has been in the entertainment industry since the 1980s.
He first gained fame on The Great Indian Laughter Challenge when he finished second runner-up.
Raju also participated in the show Comedy Ka Maha Muqabala.
Raju and his wife participated in the sixth season of Nach Baliye. The comedian also took part in the third season of Bigg Boss.
He also appeared in numerous films such as Maine Pyar Kiya, Baazigar, Bombay to Goa and Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiya.