In a shocking turn of events, filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya’s father Raj Kumar Barjatya passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest at Sir H. N Reliance Foundation. Fondly known as Raj Babu, social media has been pouring in condolences to Barjatya family.
Deeply shocked & sad to hear about the demise of Shri Rajkumar Barjatya this morning. Rajbabu was one of the strongest pillars of Rajshri Prods & extremely passionate about the films & shows he worked on. Will miss the amazing conversations I have with him when I visit @rajshri.
— Akshaye Rathi (@akshayerathi) February 21, 2019
Heart broken to hear of the passing of Rajkumar Barjatya. The nicest man I have met in the film business. So genuine and supportive. Such a mentor for @meghnaghaipuri and I at @Whistling_Woods which he loved to visit. Just saw him at the last convocation in January. RIP Raj Babu.
— Rahul Puri (@rahulpuri) February 21, 2019
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) February 21, 2019
Sooraj Barjatya is best known for delivering films like Maine Pyar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!, and Hum Saath-Saath Hain.
Raj Kumar Barjatya is survived by his wife Sudha Barjatya and son Sooraj Barjatya. He worked in the industry as a producer and mostly backed films which were directed by his son Sooraj.
The Rajshri banner 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.