Bollywood film producer and father of film maker Sooraj Barjatya, Rajkumar Barjatya has passed away in Mumbai.
The news was tweeted by his production house Rajshri Films’ official handle on Thursday morning.
Rajkumar worked primarily as a producer and had credits on films such as Hum Aapke Hain Koun (1994), Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999), Vivaah (2006) and Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo (2015).
He is survived by son Sooraj and wife Sudha.
It is with profound grief that we mourn the loss of Raj Kumar Barjatya, father of Sooraj Barjatya. May his soul Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/DjVejWTDMX
— Rajshri (@rajshri) February 21, 2019
“Terribly shocking news. Shri Rajkumar Barjatya passed away some minutes back at Reliance Hurkissondas Hospital. Can’t believe this. Met him just a week back at his Prabhadevi office. He spent so much time with me and my family. He looked perfectly alright then. And now, he’s gone!” trade analyst Komal Nahata tweeted.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “Shocked and saddened to learn of Rajkumar Barjatya ji’s demise… Raj Babu – as he was affectionately called – was an extremely soft-spoken person… Heartfelt condolences to Sooraj, the Barjatya family and #Rajshri parivaar.”
Shocked and saddened to learn of Rajkumar Barjatya ji’s demise… Raj Babu – as he was affectionately called – was an extremely soft-spoken person… Heartfelt condolences to Sooraj, the Barjatya family and #Rajshri parivaar.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 21, 2019
Rajshri Productions was founded by Raj Kumar Barjatya’s father Tarachand Barjatya, who backed critically-acclaimed films like Tapasya (which won a National Award in 1975), Chitchor and Saaransh.