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Rajjat Barjatya passes away after battle with cancer

He was a cousin of filmmaker Sooraj R Barjatya and MD and CEO of the Rajshri group's online entertainment portal.

Keyur Seta

Rajjat Barjatya of Rajshri Productions passed away yesterday in Mumbai after a long battle with cancer. He was a cousin of well-known Hindi filmmaker Sooraj R Barjatya and grandson of the founder of Rajshri Productions, Tarachand Barjatya.

According to latest reports, Rajjat Barjatya’s condition had deteriorated over the past three months. The family tried the option of bone marrow transplant but to no avail. 

Rajjat was an associate producer of many hit films by the Rajshri banner, including Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994), Hum Saath-Saath Hain (1999), Vivah (2006) and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015). 

From 2006 onwards, he had also taken up the responsibility of being managing director and CEO of Rajshri’s online entertainment portal.

His funeral will take place at 1 pm today at Worli.