Bollywood celebrities poured in to attend the last rites of veteran film producer Raj Kumar Barjatya of Rajshri films, at Worli’s crematorium on Thursday, 21 February. Among those present to pay their condolences were actors Mahesh Bhatt, Soni Razdan, Swara Bhasker, Mohnish Bahl and Bhagyashree, who had worked with him extensively.
Raj Kumar Barjatya passed away in Mumbai’s Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital on Thursday morning. He had bankrolled films such as Maine Pyar Kiya, Hum Saath-Saath Hai, Hum Aapke Hai Koun, Mein Prem Ki Diwani Hoon among others.
Expressing his grief on Twitter, Anupam Kher, who owes his big Bollywood break Saaransh to Rajshri productions, tweeted, “Deeply saddened to know about the demise of #RajKumarBarjatya ji. Had known him since my 1st film #Saaransh. Most humble & amazingly knowledgable human being. Had a childlike curiosity. I loved speaking to him for hours about goodness. He practiced it. Will miss him. #OmShanti” (sic).
Madhuri Dixit Nene tweeted, “A warm soul and a person I’d always look up to. Deeply saddened by the demise of #RajKumarBarjatya ji Thank you for inspiring and guiding me through my journey. Condolences to @SoorajBarjatya and family. Hope you’ll find the strength to grieve this loss.”