'Hum Aapke Hain Koun' producer Raj Kumar Barjatya passes away
Raj Kumar Barjatya, the father of filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya and producer of films such as Maine Pyar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hain Koun, Hum Saath Saath Hain and Vivaah, passed away today after suffering a cardiac arrest. The 75-year-old breathed his last at Sir H.N Reliance Foundation in Mumbai, an official from Rajshri productions said. The official Twitter of the banner also confirmed Barjatya's death.
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
Raj Kumar Barjatya is survived by his wife Sudha and son Sooraj. He worked as a producer and mostly backed films like Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, HAHK, etc, which were directed by his son. The banner, Rajshri productions, was founded by Raj Kumar Barjatya's father Tarachand Barjatya. The production house has backed many critically-acclaimed films such as Dosti, Tapasya, Saaransh and others.
Top Bollywood actors condoled the death of Raj Kumar. Anupam Kher, who got his big Bollywood break with Rajshri's Saaransh wrote in his condolence tweet, "Deeply saddened to know about the demise of Raj Kumar Barjatya ji. Had known him since my first film Saaransh." One of the famous film critics, Taran Adarsh said, "Shocked and saddened to learn of Rajkumar Barjatya ji's demise."
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🙏 pic.twitter.com/sKvMQw0xrD— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) February 21, 2019
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