Producer Rajkumar Barjatya, father of director Sooraj Barjatya, passed away in Mumbai at the HN Reliance Foundation Hospital.
The producer had been in ill health and suffering from a heart ailment. He had been admitted to the hospital early last week. He passed away early on Thursday morning. The production house shared the message on their social media platform.
The son of Tarachand Barjatya, Rajkumar Barjatya began his career as an associate producer on the Rajshri Production film, Piya Ka Ghar (1972). He teamed up with brother, Kamal Kumar Barjatya, to transform Rajshri into one of the premier production houses in India.
Films like Maine Pyar Kiya (1989), Hum Aapke Hain Kaun! (1994), Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999), Vivah (2006) and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015) were among the key films to his credit.
The producer is survived by his wife, Sudha Barjatya, and son, director Sooraj Barjatya.