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Hrithik Roshan’s grandfather, veteran filmmaker J Om Prakash passes away
Hrithik Roshan‘s maternal grandfather, veteran filmmaker J Om Prakash breathed his last on Wednesday morning. J Om Prakash was 93-years-old. Reportedly, he died due to age-related issues. He had directed some classic films like ‘Aap Ki Kasam’ (1974) and ‘Aakhir Kyon?’ (1985) among several others.
Actor Deepak Parashar took to Twitter to share the sad news. J Om Prakash was Deepak’s uncle. “My dearest uncle “Mr J Om Prakash” passed away about an hour ago. So saddened as he joins his friend, my Mamaji “Mr Mohan Kumar” in heaven! Their contributions to Indian cinema is a gift they left behind for us! Took this pic a few months ago when went to see him! Om Shanti! (sic),” Deepak wrote.
Along with the post, Deepak also shared a picture of his ailing uncle taken a few months ago.
My dearest uncle “Mr J Om Prakash”passed away about an hour ago 😞 So saddened as he joins his friend, my Mamaji “Mr Mohan Kumar “in heaven ! Their contributions to Indian cinema is a gift they left behind for us ! Took this pic few months ago when went to see him ! Om Shanti ! pic.twitter.com/rRuODYcQ2Z
— Deepak Parashar (@dparasherdp) August 7, 2019
J Om Prakash also had films like ‘Apnapan’, ‘Aasha’, ‘Arpan’, ‘Apna Bana Lo’ and ‘Aadmi Khilona Hai’ to his credit. Apart from directing some memorable films of Hindi cinema, Prakash even produced classic films like ‘Aakhir Kyon?’, ‘Aya Sawan Jhoom Ke’ among several others. Prakash’s daughter Pinky is married to actor-filmmaker Rakesh Roshan.
Here are a few pictures of Hrithik and his family celebrating 92nd birthday of his grandfather last year.
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As a young man he sold his wedding ring to buy books. Studied under street lamps. Self taught. Ignited by creativity he forayed into films. Aap ki kasam and 22 more jubilee films brought him name and fame. But his greatest work was love. Here he is at 92. My greatest teacher. My Deda.
Hrithik, who shares a great bond with his grandfather, must be grief-stricken now. We offer our heartfelt condolences to Hrithik and his family.
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