Rajjat A Barjatya, MD and CEO of Rajshri Media, passed away on Friday at a hospital in Mumbai.
Rajjat, cousin of filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya, who was suffering from cancer had been admitted to Jaslok Hospital for the last few days. He died at 6.30 pm on Friday evening. He had suffered from leukemia in the past but had been able to overcome the disease.
He is survived by wife and two children. A source from Jaslok hospital told IANS that he had been in hospital for the past 10 – 12 days. His last rites will take place on Saturday afternoon in Worli.
“Rajshri Productions is one of the pillars of the Hindi film establishment. It doesn’t get more traditional or rooted than Rajshri. But Rajjat – with his efforts on digital and with the creation of Rajshri.com – was extremely forward looking and was ahead of his time,” says Swapnil Joshi.
B – town received this news with a shock. Actors Salman Khan, Boman Irani, Riteish Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi, Swapnil Joshi, Richa Chadda shared their grief on Twitter. Director Shirish Kunder and trade analyst Taran Adarsh also mourned at the death of Rajjat Barjatya.
Here are a few celebrities who reacted to his death on Twitter:
Deeply saddened to hear of the untimely passing of Rajjat Barjatya. May his soul rest in peace.
— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) July 29, 2016
Rest in peace my brother Rajjat Barjatya pic.twitter.com/WwJFeHwII8
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) July 29, 2016
Nothing shakes you up more than when someone your age dies. RIP Rajjat Barjatya. A dear friend, since I edited a film for him 13 years back.
— Shirish Kunder (@ShirishKunder) July 29, 2016
— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivek_oberoi) July 29, 2016
— Swwapnil Joshi (@swwapniljoshi) July 29, 2016
Rajjat Barjataya – RIP – Noble, kind, warm & a true gentleman. Prayers & condolences to the family.
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) July 29, 2016
Shocked and saddened to learn of Rajjat Barjatya’s demise. May God give strength to the family to bear the loss. Heartfelt condolences. RIP.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 29, 2016
RIP #RajjatBarjatya sir ! My condolences to the whole family! God Bless!!
— Neetu N Chandra (@Neetu_Chandra) July 30, 2016
RIP @RajjatBarjatya. Gone way too soon
— RichaChadha (@RichaChadha_) July 29, 201