Bollywood filmmaker and Hrithik Roshan’s maternal grandad J Om Prakash died on Wednesday morning. Actor Deepak Parashar confirmed the death of his uncle on Twitter. J Om Prakash was 93. He died at his Mumbai residence at 8am.

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,” he tweeted.

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His funeral will be held at Pawan Hans Vile Parle (West) in Mumbai at 12:30 pm on August 7.

Best known for directing hits such as Rajesh Khanna hits Aap Ki Kasam (1974), Aakhir Kyon? (1985), he also worked with Jeetendra on Apna Bana Lo (1982), Apnapan (1977), Aasha (1980), Arpan (1983), Aadmi Khilona Hai (1993). He also known for producing box office hit films like Ayee Milan Ki Bela (1964), Aas Ka Panchhi (1961), Aaye Din Bahar Ke (1966), Aankhon Aankhon Mein, Aya Sawan Jhoom Ke (1969) and Aakhir Kyun.

His daughter, Pinky, is married to director-producer Rakesh Roshan, actor Hrithik’s dad.

Hrithik is known to be very close to his maternal grandfather and has often spoken about his love for him. Earlier in 2016, he gifted the veteran filmmaker a luxury car. “Hrithik knew that his nana is very fond of a particular model of a luxury automobile brand (Mercedes Benz). So, he decided to surprise him by gifting him that same car. Hrithik asked him to come to his residence, and the brand new car was parked right outside the house,” an insider had told Hindustan Times.

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First Published:
Aug 07, 2019 09:57 IST


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