- "A kind, gentle and affable being," tweeted Amitabh Bachchan
- J Om Prakash is Hrithik Roshan's maternal grandfather
- J Om Prakash died in Mumbai. He was 93
Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan posted a condolence tweet for late filmmaker J Om Prakash, who died on Wednesday morning in Mumbai. He was 93. "J Om Prakash ji, producer and director of eminence, passed away this morning ... A kind, gentle and affable being... my neighbour, Hrithik's grandfather... sad!! Prayers for his soul," Mr Bachchan tweeted. J Om Prakash, who made popular films like Bhagwan Dada and Aap Ki Kasam to name a few, is the maternal grandfather of actor Hrithik Roshan. Hrithik's mother Pinky Roshan is married to actor filmmaker Rakesh Roshan, who worked with his father-in-law in movies like Akhir Kyon?, Bhagwan Dada and Aakraman.
Here's Amitabh Bachchan's tweet:
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
Anil Kapoor mourned the loss of a "great gem" in a tweet, writing: "Indian film industry and fans of Indian cinema have lost a great gem today."
Indian film industry & fans of Indian cinema have lost a great gem today...Thank you for your life's work and your immense contributions Om Prakash ji! Our prayers are with you @iHrithik@RakeshRoshan_N & family— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) August 7, 2019
Actor couple Ajay Devgn and Kajol also remembered J Om Prakash on Twitter. Ajay tweeted, "You will be missed and remembered forever. Your contribution to Indian cinema is a gift left behind for all of us," while Kajol added, "You have given Indian cinema some eminent stories to remember. You'll forever stay in our thoughts."
Om Prakash ji you will be missed and remembered forever. Your contributions to Indian cinema is a gift left behind for all of us! My deepest condolences and prayers to the family@iHrithik@RakeshRoshan_N— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) August 7, 2019
On Wednesday, actor Deepak Parashar was the first to confirm the news of J Om Prakash's death on Twitter. "My dearest uncle Mr J Om Prakash passed away about an hour ago. So saddened as he joins his friend, my mama ji Mr Mohan Kumar in heaven! Their contribution to Indian cinema is a gift they left behind for us!" Director Mohan Kumar, who died in 2017, was Deepak Parashar's maternal uncle.
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
Bollywood celebrities such as filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri and actor Ranvir Shorey also tweeted condolence messages on social media.
Om Shanti J Omprakash ji, veteran producer/director of many hit films including Aap Ki KJasam and Aandhi.— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) August 7, 2019
It's a strange day when there is lifetime happiness foe Kashmir and sadness on the loss of people you loved.
J Om Prakash produced and directed movies in the Seventies with the top crop of actors. He made Aap Ki Kasam and Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka with Rajesh Khanna, Arpan , Aasha and Apnapan with Jeetendra and Aas Paas, starring Dharmendra.
He also directed Rajinikanth and Sridevi in Bhagwan Dada, also featuring Rakesh Roshan and then 12-year-old Hrithik Roshan.
The last rites of J Om Prakash will be held today at Pawan Hans Vile Parle (West) in Mumbai.
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