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Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Producer Rajkumar Barjatya Passes Away In Mumbai

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| February 21 , 2019 , 16:01 IST

The veteran film producer Raj Kumar Barjatya of Rajshri Films passed away on Thursday morning in Mumbai. The 75-year-old was admitted in Mumbai's Reliance Hurkissondas Hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest. 

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(1994),Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999) Vivaah,Maine Pyar Kiya (1989) and Salman Khan - starrer Prem Ratan Dhan (2015) all have been box-office blockbusters. His last production venture, Hum Chaar, was recently released.

Bollywood Actress Madhuri Dixit-Nene, the leading actor n Barjatya's 'Hum Aapke Hain Koun', took to Twitter to condole the death of the producer and thanked him for inspiring and guiding her through the journey.

 

Actor Anupam kher, also condole the death and shared a memory with veteran producer .

 

Rajshree films also posted a tweet about barjataya's demise.

 

“Terribly shocking news. Shri Rajkumar Barjatya 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!” trade analyst Komal Nahata tweeted.