Dubai: 36-year-old standup comedian dies on stage while performing

Daijiworld Media Network - Dubai 

Dubai, Jul 20: Manjunath Naidu, a well-known expatriate comedian, died while performing on stage here on Friday night due to cardiac arrest, reported Khaleej Times.

He was 36. 

As per details available, Naidu was the last to perform in a two-hour comedy show. While he was performing his standup act, he complained of high level of anxiety, sat down on the bench near him and collapsed onto the floor. It is reported that the audience thought it was part of the act and laughed. 

But later the audience realised that it was not an act as Naidu was seen gasping for breath. 

Naidu was rushed to a hospital. Doctors tried their best but could not save him. 

Naidu was very popular for his comedy acts. He performed in Dubai for that past 5 years. 

He was a regular performer at The Courtyard Playhouse. 

Naidu's last rites will take place in Dubai.


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  • AnoNymouS, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 22 2019

    Stage actors should have a safe word which would mean they are in danger.

    May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Flora Dsouza, kalmady/Jerimeri-Mumbai

    Mon, Jul 22 2019

    Very shocking... Heart attack at a very young age cant imagine.. May his soul rest in peace and deep condolences to all his family members...

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  • RAJEEV SHETTY., mangalore.

    Sun, Jul 21 2019

    please do not use refined oil,use only fresh coconut oil.southindia only coconut oil is suitable,direct from the oil mill is 100% natural,and do not eat refined salt,only cook in rocksalt,sendha salt or blacksalt.within one month u will see miracle.bp and cholestrol will be normal.for more information please follow rajiv dixit on youtube,sarve jano sukhino bhavantu.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Mon, Jul 22 2019

    @Rajiv shetty mangalore,why are you making advertice ment of your salt and oil.First know what was the reason of his death..Instead of showing sympathy to the family members and feeling sorry for his too early death you are adverticing in media.Hope someone will sue you for this advt.without paying.Shame on you.He was too much stressed ,and it was too much for his heart for long hours.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Sun, Jul 21 2019

    In olden days heart attack used to be mostly with old aged people but of late even people at young age are suffering with hear decease and fatal heart attacks.

    "Does anyone know that what is the cause of an heart attack"
    You can consult a general physician/hear specialist to know the likely reasons or Google out to know precisely what makes a person to suffer heart attack. Precaution is better than cure.
    Our legendary singer, actor, director, stage performer too died of heart attack while performing on stage.

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  • MN, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 21 2019


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  • Gabriel Lewis, Brahmavar

    Sun, Jul 21 2019

    Does anyone know that what is the cause of an herat attack??

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain/Burkina Faso

    Sun, Jul 21 2019


    A heart attack occurs when a section of the cardiac muscle dies due to an obstruction of the arteries that supply blood to that particular area of the heart.
    It is the biggest cause of mortality in men and women worldwide.

    • Acute pain located within the centre of the chest, described as penetrating. This is a type of pain that has never been experienced before.
    • Crushing pain in the chest, almost as if someone was stepping on it.
    • A type of pain within the centre of the chest that extends to the left arm, jaw, neck, both arms and back.
    • Dizziness, vomiting, general weakness.
    • Extreme and inexplicable low blood pressure, regardless of whether medication is taken for it or not.
    • Pain in the stomach described by the patient as chocking him/her.
    • Breathing difficulties.
    • Extreme sweating (Bathed in sweat)
    • Fainting or loss of consciousness.

    These are the most common symptoms however, in a significant proportion of cases, particularly those in WOMEN, a heart attack does not exhibit any pain but patients do exhibit shortness of breath, extreme anxiety, epigastric pain (stomach) or extreme tiredness.

    Even though chest pains can sometimes be caused by heartburn due to esophageal-gastric reflux, muscle pains, etc. precautions should always be taken especially, if these symptoms continue to worsen or do not subside.

    Always remember that although heart attacks do not come with a warning, patients that suffer from cardiovascular disease such as hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, etc. have a higher risk of suffering from this pathology and should in turn, be more vigilant in case any of these symptoms present themselves.

    Let us not forget that being able to take swift action by looking for medical help can save our lives.

    Dr J. Hurtado Martínez
    Medical Director of HealthSalus

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sun, Jul 21 2019

    People often use these terms interchangeably, but they are not synonyms. A heart attack is when blood flow to the heart is blocked, and sudden cardiac arrest is when the heart malfunctions and suddenly stops beating unexpectedly. A heart attack is a “circulation” problem and sudden cardiac arrest is an “electrical” problem. EVA usually leads to death! Symptoms of a heart attack (blood clot in a coronary artery) are chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea, indigestion, and sweating. Women, people with diabetes, and the elderly may experience other non-specific symptoms!

    Surprisingly, very young healthy individuals, including cardiac specialists have died of heart attacks! One famous case is of renowned cardio surgeon, Dr. Nitu Mandke who operated on Bal Thackeray succumbed to a massive HA at age 53 years! Last week a reputed gynecologist, aged 48, collapsed and died while playing badminton! Stress plays a major role in triggering an attack!

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Sun, Jul 21 2019

    There is one useful gadget out in the market...
    That is an apple watch... it has inbuild ECG and notification system about anomalies...
    I recently read one person saved his life using this... he got admitted to hospital early and saved his life.. Truly out standing research for mankind

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  • Roadhog, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 21 2019

    Sadly, the apple tech is too expensive for the price
    IMO in the coming few years or months maybe, Xiaomi and others will create it for 5k or less. By next year, the tech will become a bit cheaper.
    There is still a lot of inaccuracies.
    If anything, it's wise to buy an oximeter instead which costs like 2k instead of an Apple watch at present, though the watch can identify the signs of heart attack hours(I think) before it takes place.
    TBH, if you are having a heart attack, the most common signs are excessive sweat, the feeling that there is a heavy weight hanging on your chest, difficulty breathing but most importantly psychological changes like late response to questions, confusion. Oximeter is your best bet at present.
    Even though life saving, Apple watch costs too much for a tech which is supposedly become cheaper by the day.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sun, Jul 21 2019

    O God,shock to hear the sad news.Mostly actors dont think of their health when they are in height of their show is doing good.As I always say ,a heart message on the floor as he collapsed would have saved him till doctor comes to him and treat him.Can be transfered later to hospital once he starts to breath.A mouth to mouth breathing is the best at that time,God ,heartfelt sympathy to his family..He was so young.second thing ,when a big gathering is there like this,is there no such arrangements in Dubai, a ambulance is kept ready with medical personal?would be better.Talk with management and next time someone falls sick all of a sudden ,a life can be saved.May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Prabhu, Karkala

    Sun, Jul 21 2019

    Such big message which don't have any meaning and relevance to this news

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  • Rita, Germany

    Mon, Jul 22 2019

    Prabhu karakala,what do you mean by such message ?On what basis? Did you ever practice heart massage by cardiac attack ?

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  • Jessy Pinto, Kulshekhar/ Kananjar

    Sun, Jul 21 2019

    Very sorry to note the sad and sudden demise of a person who was entertaining the people to get some jolly hours. Really sad😭 may his soul rest in peace. Amen 🙏

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