After the news of veteran filmmaker and Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan's maternal grandfather J. Om Prakash's death broke out, a string of celebrities from the Hindi film fraternity took to social media to condole his demise.
Prakash, who was known for his penchant of making superhit musical dramas that started with the letter 'A' is remembered even today for films such as "Aayee Milan Ki Bela", "Aaya Saawan Jhum Ke" and "Aap Ki Kasam" in the 1970s and 1980s. The filmmaker, breathed his last at his residence here on Wednesday, a close family friend said. He was 92.
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
"He was very active all through his career, making women-oriented films and an important functionary of the Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association and other industry associations," close family associate and veteran journalist Indermohan Singh Pannu told IANS.
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Here's what the celebs have tweeted:
Amitabh Bachchan: "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."
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
Jimmy Sheirgill: "RIP Sushma Sawrajji RIP J. Om Prakashji. Sad day. condolences to the families ..almighty give you strength to bear the irreparable loss."
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 🙏🏻— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) August 7, 2019
Kavita Krishnamurthy: "Very sad to hear about the demise of Shri J. Om Prakash. A great producer and filmmaker. May his soul rest in peace!"
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
Ranvir Shorey: "More bad news. One of the doyens of the Hindi film industry, J. Om Prakash passes away. Condolences to the family and friends. RIP. Respect."
Kunal Kohli: "J. Om Prakashji. A legend of a filmmaker. RIP sir. You will live on through your films & evergreen music. Prayers and thoughts with the family."
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Luv Sinha: "Condolences to you and the entire family Hrithik. J. Om Prakash was a lovely soul who contributed to the industry in so many ways. May you all find the strength to cope with such a terrible loss."