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Veteran film producer Raj Kumar Barjatya passes away

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Veteran film producer Raj Kumar Barjatya breathed his last today in Mumbai’s Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital. Raj Kumar of Rajshri Productions has several hit films like ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun…!’, ‘Hum Saath-Saath Hain’, ‘Vivah’ and ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo‘ to his credit. The 78-year-old producer is survived by son Sooraj Barjatya and wife Sudha.

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Trade analyst Komal Nahta took to Twitter and shared the sad news. “Terribly shocking news. Shri RajKumarBarjatya passed away some minutes back at Reliance Hurkissondas Hospital. Can’t believe this. Met him just a week back at his Prabhadevi office. He spent so much time with me and my family. He looked perfectly alright then. And now, he’s gone!” he wrote.

Even trade analyst Taran Adarsh offered his condolence to the veteran producer.

The official Twitter handle of Rajshri productions confirmed the news.

Raj Kumar’s father Tarachand Barjatya had founded Rajshri Productions in 1947. The production company is well known for making family-oriented films and has made several critically acclaimed and successful films. Rajkumar is the father of director Sooraj Barjatya and together they have churned out some hit films like ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’, ‘Nadiya Ke Paar’, ‘Dosti’ and others.

Superstar Salman Khan has featured in several of their films. In fact, it won’t be wrong to say that its Rajshri film that gave Salman the biggest hit of his career.

We offer our sincere condolence to the Barjatya family. May his soul rest in peace.

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