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Bollywood director Om Prakash dies

 Entertainment Desk

 Published: 03:19 PM, 7 August 2019  

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

Veteran filmmaker J Om Prakash died in Mumbai on Wednesday morning at 93.

Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan confirmed the news of the director's death.

Another identity of Om Prakash outside the director is the grandfather of Hrithik Roshan.

Hrithik Roshan tweeted, "My super teacher." All my learning from him. I share with him my weakness, my strength. I lost a lifeline.

Another relative of the director, actor Deepak Parashar confirmed the news too. He tweet just an hour after the filmmaker's death:


"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!" Director Mohan Kumar, who died in 2017, was Deepak Parashar's maternal uncle.

J Om Prakash, most of whose film titles began with 'A', is best known for helming movies such as Aap Ki Kasam (1974), Aakhir Kyon? (1985), Arpan (1983), Apna Bana Lo (1982), Aasha (1980) and Apnapan (1977). He directed Rajesh Khanna in his debut film Aap Ki Kasam, which is etched in our minds for its soulful music - Jai, Jai Shiv Shankar and Zindagi Ke Safar - composed by RD Burman. J Om Prakash worked with Jeetendra in Aadmi Khilona Hai (1993).

As a producer, J Om Prakash has successful movies such as Aya Sawan Jhoom Ke (1969), Ayee Milan Ki Bela (1964), Aaye Din Bahar Ke (1966) and Aankhon Aankhon Mein (1972) to his credit.

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