Raipur, June 26: The YouTube community mourns the loss of Devraj Patel, a beloved YouTuber known for his humorous and witty videos. The 22-year-old Patel met with a fatal accident on Monday in Raipur, the capital city of Chhattisgarh, when his motorcycle collided with a speeding truck.
What happened to Devraj Patel?
The unfortunate incident occurred around 3:30 pm when Devraj Patel, who was riding a pillion, was returning from Nava Raipur after completing a video shoot. His motorcycle was struck by a truck from behind, causing him to fall off the bike and sustain severe head injuries. Despite immediate medical attention, Patel was declared dead upon arrival at the hospital.
Devraj Patel had gained immense popularity through his YouTube channel ‘Dil Se Bura Lagta Hai,’ which boasted more than 4 lakh subscribers and over 8.80 crore views. His comedic style and funny videos had endeared him to a wide audience.
The news of Patel’s untimely demise has shocked his fans and the YouTube community. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel expressed his grief over the tragic incident, stating that Devraj Patel, who had brought laughter to everyone, had left a void.
According to officials, the accident occurred near the Labhandi area, falling under the jurisdiction of the Telibandha police station. The motorcycle’s handlebar grazed the truck as both vehicles were travelling in the same direction. As a result, Patel, riding pillion, came under the rear wheel of the heavy vehicle, leading to the fatal outcome.
Fortunately, the bike rider Rakesh Manhar escaped unhurt in the accident. He immediately called for an ambulance, which swiftly transported Patel to the hospital. Despite the best efforts of the medical team, Patel could not be revived.
The Story of Devraj Patel
Originally hailing from the Mahasamund district of Chhattisgarh, Devraj Patel had been residing in Raipur on rent. He had also collaborated with renowned YouTuber Bhuvan Bam in the comedy web series “Dhindora.”
In 2021, Patel had filmed a video with CM Baghel at the latter’s official residence, where he humorously remarked, “Only two persons are famous in Chhattisgarh. I and our ‘kaka’ (referring to Baghel).”
Devraj Patel’s journey as a content creator began when his friends suggested he start making videos. He downloaded the Vigo Video app and quickly honed his skills, producing numerous videos within just a few months.
“Devraj Patel who made his place among crores of people and made us all laugh, left us today. The loss of such a wonderful talent at a young age is very sad. May God give strength to his family and loved ones to bear this loss,” the chief minister said in a condolence message.
“दिल से बुरा लगता है” से करोड़ों लोगों के बीच अपनी जगह बनाने वाले, हम सबको हंसाने वाले देवराज पटेल आज हमारे बीच से चले गए.
इस बाल उम्र में अद्भुत प्रतिभा की क्षति बहुत दुखदायी है.
ईश्वर उनके परिवार और चाहने वालों को यह दुःख सहने की शक्ति दे. ओम् शांति: pic.twitter.com/6kRMQ94o4v
— Bhupesh Baghel (@bhupeshbaghel) June 26, 2023
In what would tragically be his final video, Devraj Patel posed a question to his viewers, asking for their opinion on whether he was adorable or not. With a hint of self-deprecating humour, he remarked, “God has fashioned my appearance in such a way that people find it difficult to determine whether they should label me as cute or foolish.”
According to recent development, the truck driver has been arrested and the truck has also been seized.
The sudden and tragic demise of Devraj Patel has left a void in the YouTube community, robbing them of a talented and vibrant personality. His contributions to the realm of comedy and entertainment will be remembered fondly, and he will forever remain in the hearts of his loyal fans.