Bollywood producer Raj Kumar Barjatya 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 the media. The producer's funeral was held in Mumbai today where several celebrities were seen in attendance. Right from Mahesh Bhatt, Soni Razdan to Swara Bhasker, B-town celebs were seen paying their last respects to Raj Kumar Barjatya.
Raj Kuma was the producer of popular films like "Hum Aapke Hain Koun...!" and "Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United".Rajshri Productions Pvt Ltd was established by the late Tarachand Barjatya in 1947. It is a film production and distribution company and has also produced titles like "Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon", "Vivah" and "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo".
Raj Kumar's son Sooraj Barjatya, who is in his 50s, resurrected the banner when it was on the verge of closing down when he directed "Maine Pyar Kiya".
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.
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.
After the news of producer Raj Kumar Barjatya's demise broke on social media, several Bollywood celebrities like Madhuri Dixit Nene and Sonam K. Ahuja mourned the death of the "kindest, sweetest and most generous soul".
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