Popular YouTuber Atul Khatri took to Instagram to mourn the death of Raju Srivastav. He wrote, “You were such an inspiration to so many. Whenever you went on stage you lit it up. Your presence was such that when people just saw you there was an automatic smile on their faces. You will be truly missed. A big loss for the Indian Stand-up Comedy scene.”
To this post on Instagram Rohan Joshi commented, “Whether it was Kamra whether it was the roast or any comic in the news, Raju Srivastav took every opportunity he ever got to shit on newer comics especially after the new wave of stand up started. He went on every f**kall news channel every time he was invited to go shit on an upcoming art form and call it offensive just because he couldn’t understand it and new stars were rising. He might have told a few good jokes but he understood nothing about the spirit of comedy or defending someone’s right to say something even if you don’t agree. F**k him and good riddance.”
This comment took the internet by storm as the followers’ slam Rohan for his language towards someone’s demise. He later deleted the comment from Atul Khatri’s post but the netizens made a note of it. Have a look at their reactions:
After receiving flak, Rohan deleted the comment and further wrote “yehi soch kar delete kiya kyunki after a minute of anger I realised today is not about my personal feelings. Sorry if it hurt and thanks for the perspective.”
While many pointed out that Joshi’s comment was uncalled for after Srivastava’s death, many also abused him and his family and gave him threats. No complaint has been filed in the matter so far.
Celebrated comedian Raju Srivastav died on Wednesday after over 40 days of hospitalization, at 58. He was undergoing treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) following cardiac arrest last month. He is survived by his wife Shikha, and their children Antara and Ayushman.