Comedian Raju Srivastava continues to be in critical condition two days after he suffered a heart attack.
According to family sources, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday telephoned Srivastava’s wife Shikha to enquire about his health and offered support.
The comedian is still on a ventilator and he is being treated under the supervision of senior doctors of AIIMS, Delhi.
Srivastava has not regained consciousness for the last 46 hours and doctors said that he has suffered brain damage.
The 58-year-old stand-up comedian was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday where he underwent angioplasty.
Srivastava was exercising on the treadmill at the Cult gym in Delhi’s South Extension when he suffered a heart attack.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath have also spoken to the family of Srivastava to enquire about his condition.
Srivastava, who has been active in the entertainment industry since the late 1980s, received recognition after participating in the first season of the stand-up comedy show “The Great Indian Laughter Challenge” in 2005.
He is also the chairman of the UP Film Development Council.