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Producer Raj Kumar Barjatya passes away: Madhuri Dixit, Sonam Kapoor, Anupam Kher pay tribute

Raj Kumar Barjatya is survived by his wife Sudha Barjatya and son Sooraj Barjatya.

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New Delhi Published on: February 21, 2019 16:14 IST
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Producer Raj Kumar Barjatya passes away: Madhuri Dixit, Sonam Kapoor, Anupam Kher pay tribute

Raj Kumar Barjatya, the father of filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya and producer of films such as "Hum Aapke Hain Koun", "Hum Saath-Saath Hain" and "Vivaah", passed away on Thursday after suffering a cardiac arrest. The 75-year-old breathed his last at Sir H. N Reliance Foundation, an official from Rajshri productions told PTI.

The official Twitter of the banner also confirmed the death of Raj Kumar Barjatya.

"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 tweet from the banner.

Several Bollywood celebrities paid their last respect to the producer on Twitter. Madhuri Dixit in a heart-wrenching tweet, which said: "A warm soul and a person I'd always look up to. Deeply saddened by the demise of Raj Kumar Barjatya ji. Thank you, for inspiring and guiding me through my journey. Condolences to Sooraj Barjatya and family. Hope you'll find the strength to grieve this loss." Madhuri famously co-starred with Salman Khan in Hum Aapke Hain Koun...!, which was directed by Sooraj Barjatya.

Sonam Kapoor, who became a Rajshri Production heroine with Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, starring opposite Salman Khan, also poured her heart out for the late producer in a note and wrote: "I have no words to express the deep and incredible sadness that accompanies the news of Shri Rajkumar Barjatya's passing. He was a visionary whom I was lucky enough to work with and I pray for his family and loved ones."

Actress Swara Bhasker, who co-starred with Sonam Kapoor in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, also tweeted to say: "RIP Raj Kumar Barjatya sir. You were the kindest, sweetest, most generous souls and most wonderful people I've ever met. I will never forget interactions I was blessed to have with you and your enthusiastic encouragement of a young actor. Deep condolences to Rajshri family. A loss for us all."

Veteran actor Anupam Kher, whose breakthrough film Saaransh was produced by Rajshri Productions, was one of the first celebrities to condole Raj Kumar Barjatya's death on Twitter: "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. Om Shanti."

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 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.

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