Hrithik Roshan’s grandfather J Om Prakash dies: Amitabh, Abhishek pay tribute


Hrithik Roshan’s maternal grandfather and Pinky Roshan’s father veteran director J Om Prakash breathed at 8 am today. He was 93. Film fraternities rushed to J Om Prakash’s residence to pay their last tribute to the noted filmmaker. His funeral took place at Pawan Hans Vile Parle, Mumbai, at 12:30 pm.

Amitabh Bachchan, his actor son Abhishek Bachchan, Jeetendra and Dharmendra were among others to pay respect to J Om Prakash.

Actor Deepak Parashar confirmed the news of his uncle's departure on Twitter. Here's what he 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 ! Took this pic few months ago when went to see him ! Om Shanti !

Hrithik had shared few images of himself with his grandfather, calling him his 'super teacher'. He had tweeted: "#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."

He was best known for producing several movies such as Aas Ka Panchhi, Ayee Milan Ki Bela, Aaye Din Bahar Ke , Aya Sawan Jhoom Ke, Aankhon Aankhon Mein and Aakhir Kyun. He also directed moves like  Aap Ki Kasam, Aakhir Kyon?, Apna Bana Lo, Apnapan, Aasha, Arpan, Aadmi Khilona Hai.

He served as the President of the Film Federation of India from 1995-1996.

May his soul rest in peace!