Bollywood film producer Raj Kumar Barjatya passed away at Mumbai’s Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital on Thursday morning.
Sharing the news on Twitter, film trade analyst Komal Nahta wrote, “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!”
Raj Kumar Barjatya of Rajshri Productions had bankrolled films like Hum Aapke Hain Koun…!, Hum Saath-Saath Hain, Vivah and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo among others. His last production venture Hum Chaar hit screens on February 15, 2019.
Many Bollywood celebrities took to Twitter to offer their condolences. Anupam Kher tweeted, “Deeply saddened to know about the demise of #RajKumarBarjatya ji. Had known him since my 1st film #Saaransh. Most humble & amazingly knowledgable human being. Had a childlike curiosity. I loved speaking to him for hours about goodness. He practiced it. Will miss him. #OmShanti🙏”
Swara Bhasker, who starred in Rajshri Productions’ Prem Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, shared on Twitter, “RIP #RajkumarBarjatya sir. You were the kindest, sweetest, most generous souls & most wonderful people I’ve ever met. I will never forget interactions I was blessed to have with u & ur enthusiastic encouragement of a young actor. Deep condolences 2 @rajshri family A loss 4 us all”
Subhash Ghai wrote on Twitter, “Who was just with us on 24 th jan at convocation @whistlingwoods blessing students n Dharamendra ji with all his divine grace💧my 1st mentor producer of “TAQDEER” till today guiding us in education. A great noble soul we lost. RIP”
Raj Kumar Barjatya is survived by his wife Sudha Barjatya and son Sooraj Barjatya.
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