Salman Khan, sister Alvira Khan Agnihotri and Raveena Tandon among others attended a prayer meet for Rajjat Barjatya, director Sooraj Barjatya's cousin and MD and CEO of Rajshri Media. Rajjat was battling cancer and passed away on Friday evening at the Jaslok hospital near Breach Candy in Mumbai.
The prayer meet was held on Sunday in Mumbai and several Bollywood stars were present at the meet to pay tributes to the CEO of Rajshri Media. Alvira, Salman, Sonam Kapoor, Subhash Ghai, Tara Sharma and Kunal Kohli among others attended the prayer meet on Sunday.
Salman, who is close to the Barjatya family, was inconsolable. He hugged the "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo" director Sooraj and broke down at the prayer meet. Salman shares a good equation with the Barjatya family. Salman's first blockbuster film "Maine Pyaar Kiya" was produced under Rajshri Media banner and Rajjat was also a part of it. Rajjat was also the brain behind the digital promotion of Salman-starrer "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo."
Rajjat had Leukemia and was ill for the past three months. "He passed away today evening at 6.45. He was here in the hospital for last 10 to 12 days," a source from the hospital told IANS.
The film industry is mourning the loss of Rajjat. Boman Irani, trade expert Taran Adarsh, Shirish Kunder, Prosenjit Chatterjee and others expressed their grief and shock over the death of Rajjat.
Here is what they tweeted:
Swwapnil Joshi: RIP #RajjatBarjatya One of the most soft spoken, kind hearted person I ever knew! @RajshriMarathi @VidhiKasliwal @TeamSwwapnil
Prosenjit Chatterjee: Can't believe @RajjatBarjatya is no more n passed away few hours back due 2 cancer relapse.he was such a nice soul.mt him alws wd sch a smle
Siddharth Malhotra: RIP my friend Rajjat Barjatya, a brother to me and a gem of a guy...guess God loved u too much.. Will miss u immensely !!!
Taran Adarsh: Shocked and saddened to learn of Rajjat Barjatya's demise. May God give strength to the family to bear the loss. Heartfelt condolences. RIP.
Richa Chadha: RIP @RajjatBarjatya. Gone way too soon