Man behind several hits, Rajkumar Barjatya no more

Veteran film producer Raj Kumar Barjatya

Veteran film producer Raj Kumar Barjatya, who was associated with several superhits, passed away in Mumbai on Thursday.

His is survived by wife Sudha and son Sooraj Barjatya, also a filmmaker. 

"It is with profound grief that we mourn the loss of Raj Kumar Barjatya, father of Sooraj Barjatya. May his soul Rest In Peace," Rajshri Pictures said in a tweet. 

He has produced films such as Salman Khan-starrers Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo (2015), Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999), Hum Aapke Hain Koun (1994) and Maine Pyar Kiya (1989).

Son of Tarachand Barjatia, he had passed on the art of filmmaking to his son Sooraj. 

Trade analysts Komal Nahta and Taran Adarsh tweeted on the death of the legendary film personality.

"Terribly shocking news. Shri Raj Kumar Barjatya passed away some minutes back at Reliance Hurkisondas 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!," Nahta said. 

"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 #Rajshriparivaar," said Adarsh.

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