Raj Kumar Barjatya, the father of filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya and producer of films such as Hum Aapke Hain Koun, Hum Saath-Saath Hain and Vivaah, passed away on Thursday after suffering a cardiac arrest.

The 75-year-old breathed his last at Sir H. N Reliance Foundation, an official from Rajshri productions told PTI.

The official Twitter of the banner also confirmed the death of Raj Kumar Barjatya.


"It is with profound grief that we mourn the loss of Raj Kumar Barjatya, father of Sooraj Barjatya. May his soul Rest In Peace," read the tweet from the banner.

Raj Kumar Barjatya is survived by his wife Sudha Barjatya and son Sooraj Barjatya. He worked in the industry as a producer and mostly backed films which were directed by his son Sooraj.

Madhuri Dixit tweets, "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🙏"


The banner was founded by Raj Kumar Barjatya's father Tarachand Barjatya. The production house has backed many critically-acclaimed films such as "Dosti", "Tapasya ", "Saaransh" and others.


Sonam Kapoor took to Twitter and shared an image saying, "I have no words to express the deep and incredible sadness that accompanies the news of Shri Rajkumar Barjatya's passing. He was a visionary whom I was lucky enough to work with and I pray for his family and loved ones. @rajshri #SoorajBarjatya " 

(Inputs from PTI)