NEW DELHI – Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was moved to tears at the prayer meet held in memory of Rajjat Barjatya who breathed his last on Friday.
Rajjat – filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya’s cousin – was the Managing Director and CEO of Rajshri Media. He was reportedly suffering from cancer.
His sudden demise has left the film fraternity shocked.
Salman Khan crying at Rajjat Barjatya’s funeral proves the actor’s relationship with Sooraj Barjatya family was more than professional.
Not many know that Salman fondly called the Rajshri honcho as Sooraj Babu while the latter referred to him as Salman Bhai. In an interview Salman had described his special relationship with Sooraj and said, “My sister says that we are connected by blood. But with Sooraj, there is another connection.”
The actor feels that Sooraj has always come to his rescue in the professional arena and added, “At every given point in my life when nothing was happening in my life came Maine Pyar Kiya, again I am going down and there comes Hum Aapke Hain Koun, again I am going through shit and there came Hum Saath Saath Hain. I’m going through shit, he took my life up, I took his life down.”
Rajjat Barjatya is Sooraj’s cousin and the duo belong to a very close knit family. Rajjat was diagnosed with cancer in 2010, and passed away on July 29 at the Jaslok hospital in Mumbai.
Rest in peace my brother Rajjat Barjatya pic.twitter.com/WwJFeHwII8
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) July 29, 2016
— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivek_oberoi) July 29, 2016
Saddened to hear about Rajjat. Deepest condolences to the Barjatya family.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) July 30, 2016
Deeply saddened to hear of the untimely passing of Rajjat Barjatya. May his soul rest in peace.
— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) July 29, 2016