RIP! ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’ Producer Passes Away

Rajkumar Barjatya, father of Sooraj Barjatya, died in Mumbai today. He was the producer of ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’ and ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ among others
RIP! ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’ Producer Passes Away
Rajkumar Barjatya

Filmmaker and veteran producer Rajkumar Barjatya passed away this morning in Mumbai. Rajkumar Barjatya ran Rajshri Productions which was created by his father Tarachand Barjatya. He produced iconic films such as Maine Pyaar Kiya and Hum Aapke Hain Koun as well as Vivaah and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.

Rajshri Productions tweeted,
“It is with profound grief that we mourn the loss of Raj Kumar Barjatya, father of Sooraj Barjatya. May his soul Rest In Peace.”

Bollywood A-listers mourned the death of Rajkumar Barjatya on social media. Madhuri Dixit-Nene was among those who expressed her condolences to the Barjatya family on Twitter. Her film Hum Aapke Hain Koun was the highest grossing film of the time and remains the highest grossing film of the 1990s. She tweeted:

“A warm soul and a person I'd always look up to. Deeply saddened by the demise of Rajkumar Barjatya ji Thank you for inspiring and guiding me through my journey. Condolences to Sooraj Barjatya and family. Hope you'll find the strength to grieve this loss.”

Anupam Kher, who also acted in many of Rajshri films tweeted:

“Deeply saddened to know about the demise of Raj Kumar Barjatya 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 practised it. Will miss him.”

Shabana Azmi also remembered the late producer fondly.
“This is so tragic ... One of the kindest gentlest people in our film industry condolences to the family. RIP.”

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