The Hush Post| 12:35 pm| 1-min-read
Filmmaker Raj Kumar Barjatya, father of filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya, died in Mumbai on Thursday. “It is with profound grief that we mourn the loss of Raj Kumar Barjatya, father of Sooraj Barjatya. May his soul Rest in peace,” read the official Instagram handle of Rajshri Productions. He died at Sir H. N Reliance Foundation hospital.
Raj Kumar Barjatya produced films like Maine Pyar Kiya (1989), Hum Aapke Hain Koun…!, Hum Saath-Saath Hain, Vivaah and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo under the Rajshri Productions banner. All the films were directed by his son Sooraj Barjatya.
He is survived by wife Sudha and son Sooraj. His last production venture, Hum Chaar, released recently.
Actor Anupam Kher, who owes his big Bollywood break, Saaransh, to Rajshri productions, wrote in a condolence tweet: “Deeply saddened to know about the demise of Raj Kumar Barjatya ji. Had known him since my first film Saaransh. Most humble and amazingly knowledgeable human being. Had a childlike curiosity. I loved speaking to him for hours about goodness. He practiced it. Will miss him. #OmShanti.”
It was only recently that Sooraj had confirmed that he will once again unite with Salman. “It will have all the necessary ingredients that a Rajshri production has emotions, drama and a lot of music. It is going to be my most satisfying film,” Barjatya had told a daily.