Hrithik Roshan’s Grandfather J Om Prakash Passes Away in Mumbai
The maternal grandfatehr of Hrithik Roshan and filmmaker J Om Prakash is no more
Hindi filmmakers and Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan’s grandfather, J Om Prakash passed away on this morning. The news of Hrithik Roshan’s maternal grandad J Om Prakash was confirmed by none other than his nephew, Deepak Parashar. Yes, he took to his Twitter account and declared that J Om Prakash is no more. He was 93-years old.
Deepak wrote on Twitter, “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.”
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
On Prakash is known for directing several blockbuster movies App Ki Kasam (1974) and Aakhir Kyon? (1985). Apart from directing, Prakash has acted with Jeetendra on Apna Bana Lo (1982), Apnapan (1977), Aasha (1980), Arpan (1983), Aadmi Khilona Hai (1993).
Besides acting and producing, Prakash is famous for producing many superhit movies such as 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.
Mourning the death of J Om Prakash, Rathi wrote on Twitter, “Veteran filmmaker #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_Nji @iHrithik & everyone the family.” Om Prakash’s daughter Pinky is married to filmmaker and father of Hrithik Roshan.
According to reports, Hrithik was very close to his maternal grandfather and has openly spoken about his love for him. In 2016, Hrithik gifted him 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.