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Hrithik Roshan’s maternal grandfather and filmmaker J Om Prakash passes away

His funeral is being held at Pawan Hans Vile Parle (West) in Mumbai today.

SNS | New Delhi |

Veteran film director and actor Hrithik Roshan’s maternal grandfather J Om Prakash breathed his last on Wednesday morning. He was 93.

Sharing the news of his uncle’s demise, actor Deepak Parashar tweeted: “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!”

Parashar also shared a photograph of Prakash along with his post. “Took this pic few months ago when went to see him! Om Shanti!”

Veteran actor, Amitabh Bachchan was one of the first people to share condolences. “Producer Director of eminence, passed away this morning .. a kind gentle affable being .. my neighbor, Hrithik’s grandfather .. sad !! Prayers for his soul,” he wrote.

Calling J Om Prakash his “super teacher”, Hrithik Roshan wrote on his official social media handle, “#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.”

Akshay Kumar also wrote, “Heard of another sad demise of veteran filmmaker J Om Prakash ji…known for path-breaking cinema, much ahead of his times. Heartfelt condolences to @iHrithik and family.”

The veteran filmmaker directed films like Rajesh Khanna-starrer Aap Ki Kasam (1974), Aakhir Kyon? (1985) and Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka (1977), Dharmendra and Hema Malini starrer Aas Paas (1981), Rajinikanth and Rakesh Roshan and Sridevi starrer Bhagwan Dada (1986).

J Om Prakash also served as the President of the Film Federation of India from 1995-1996.

His funeral is being held at Pawan Hans Vile Parle (West) in Mumbai today.