Indian-origin stand-up comedian Manjunath Naidu dies while performing in Dubai


He was talking about his father and family. 0
Comment(s) All in the arts and comedy circle are his family,” he added. People thought it was part of the act. He complained of high level of anxiety, sat down on the bench next to him and collapsed onto the floor, with audience thinking that it must be a part of the show, Khaleej Times reported. Dohadwala said that the paramedics could not revive him. He went on stage and was making people laugh with his stories. “His parents passed away and he has a brother but no relatives here. Naidu was born in Abu Dhabi but later shifted base to Dubai. Advertising

Manjunath Naidu, 36, suffered a cardiac arrest while performing his routine on stage on Friday. And then he got into a story of how he suffers from anxiety. Advertising

“He was the last act in the line-up. They took it as a joke as he was talking about anxiety and then collapsed, he said. And a minute into the story he collapsed,” Miqdaad Dohadwala, his friend and fellow comedian, was quoted as saying in the report.