Veteran film producer Raj Kumar Barjatya of Rajshri Films has died in Mumbai, this morning. Father of filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya and son of founder Rajshri Pictures’ Tarachand Barjatya, Rajkumar worked primarily as a producer and had credits on films such as Hum Aapke Hain Koun, Vivaah and Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo.
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.”
He is survived by wife Sudha and son Sooraj. His last production venture, Hum Chaar, was recently released. He has produced films such as Salman Khan-starrers Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo (2015), Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999), Hum Aapke Hain Koun (1994) and Maine Pyar Kiya (1989).