Filmmaker J Om Prakash, Hrithik Roshan’s Grandfather, Passes Away At 93: The entire nation woke up to a bad news this morning to the demise of Sushma Swaraj but Bollywood on the other hand gets yet another shock. J Om Prakash beathed, Bollywood filmmaker and actor Hrithik Roshan’s grandfather, died on Wednesday morning in Mumbai at the age of 93.
Actor Deepak Parashar confirmed the news on his Twitter handle. He wrote, “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 !”
Soon, the news also got spread, and many Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan took to his social media handles to express his condolences. He wrote, “T 3251 – J OM PRAKASH ji Producer Director of eminence, passed away this morning .. a kind gentle affable being .. my neighbor, Hrithik’s grandfather .. sad !! Prayers for his soul ..”
Akshaye Rathi tweeted, “Veteran film maker #JOmPrakash ji has passed away this morning. May God bless his soul & give his family the strength to cope with the loss. Condolences to @RakeshRoshan_N ji @iHrithik & everyone the family.”
Vishal A. Singh, “#JOmPrakash Saab had been a huge inspiration. Grown up on his movies like #AyaSawanJhoomKe #AyeDinBaharKe #AapKiKasam #Aandhi #Apnapan #Aasha #AkhirKyon. He will live on thru his movies ‘n music. Last saw him in the #Filmkraft office. RIP Sir..Pranaam @RakeshRoshan_N@iHrithik”
T 3251 – J OM PRAKASH ji Producer Director of eminence, passed away this morning .. a kind gentle affable being .. my neighbor, Hrithik’s grandfather .. sad !! Prayers for his soul .. 🙏
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 7, 2019
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
#MySuperTeacher – My Nana who I lovingly call Deda, for the lessons he has taught me at every stage of my life, which I share with my kids now. And Dr Oza, my speech therapist as a child, who taught me to accept my weakness and helped me overcome my fear of stammer. pic.twitter.com/TCw1qW3Bg0
— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) July 5, 2019
The 93-year-old filmmaker had made super hit films of his time such as Aap Ki Kasam (1974), Aakhir Kyon? (1985), he had also worked with Jeetendra on Apna Bana Lo (1982), Apnapan (1977), Aasha (1980), Arpan (1983), Aadmi Khilona Hai (1993). He is also popularly known for producing box office hit films such as Ayee Milan Ki Bela (1964), Aas Ka Panchhi (1961), Aaye Din Bahar Ke (1966), Aankhon Aankhon Mein, Aya Sawan Jhoom Ke (1969) as well as Aakhir Kyun to his credit.
Hrithik Roshan also shared his feelings and about his grandfather achievements on twitter and wrote, “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 n22 more jubilee films brought him name n fame. But his greatest work was love. Here he is at 92. My greatest teacher. My Deda.”