Indian Stand-up Comedian Manjunath Naidu Dies Of Cardiac Arrest During Performance

Maanyata Thu |Jul 22, 2019

Manjunath Naidu collapsed in front of the shocked audience while performing stand-up at the a hotel in Mumbai on Friday.

Indian stand-up comedian Manjunath Naidu passed away at the age of 36, Khaleej Times reports. Manjunath Naidu had a sudden cardiac arrest during his performance at the Signature Hotel in Dubai on Friday.

Indian Stand Up Comedian Manjunath Naidu Dies
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Minutes before his death, the comedian was reportedly talking about the anxiety issue that he was dealing before collapsing on stage. Tragically, the audience at first thought that it must be a part of the show and even elicited laughter. However, when Manjunath did not get up, his friends instantly called the paramedics to help and he was rushed to a hospital in Al Barsha where he drew his last breath.

Miqdaad Dohadwala, who is his friend and fellow comedian, later confirmed the heartbreaking news.

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Miqdaad Dohadwala said in a statement,

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Manjunath Naidu, who was described as a brother and an inspiration by friends and fellow comedians, was born in Abu Dhabi and later moved to Dubai to pursue his passion. He had been performing in Dubai for the last four to five years and was one of the most popular figures of the South Asian comedy scene in the UAE. His sudden death has left the whole industry in shock and mourning.

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