Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Rajjat A Barjatya, CEO of Rajshri Media, dies in Mumbai hospital

Narada Desk | July 30, 2016 6:37 pm Print
Actors Salman Khan, Boman Irani, Riteish Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi, Swapnil Joshi, Richa Chadda react to his death on Twitter.

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:

 

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