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Hrithik Roshan's grandfather and veteran filmmaker J Om Prakash passes away

Hrithik Roshan’s maternal grandfather and filmmaker J Om Prakash passes away Hrithik Roshan's grandfather and veteran filmmaker J Om Prakash passes away
Adrian Cunningham | 07 August, 2019, 22:01

Actor Deepak Parashar, Prakash's nephew, broke the news on social media.

A spokesperson for Hrithik said the veteran director's last rites were performed at a crematorium next to Pawan Hans, Vile Parle. On Twitter, Big B fondly remembered J Om Prakash: "J Om Prakash ji, producer and director of eminence, passed away this morning". Their contributions to Indian cinema is a gift they left behind for us!

J Om Prakash served as the President of the Film Federation of India from 1995-1996. "Om Shanti", the actor tweeted with a photo of himself with the late filmmaker. On behalf of our team, we offer condolences to the family and pray for his soul to rest in peace. He has also produced box office hits such as Aas Ka Panchhi and Aaye Din Bahar Ke.

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Later, he turned to direction and directed several blockbuster films movies like Rajesh Khanna-starrer "Aap Ki Kasam" (1974), "Aakhir Kyon?".

A few days ago, Hrithik Roshan shared adorable pictures with his grandpa on Twitter. "And Dr Oza, my speech therapist as a child, who taught me to accept my weakness and helped me overcome my fear of stammer", he had tweeted.

Hrithik and Rakesh Roshan at the veteran's residence ahead of the cremation ceremony.