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Filmmaker J Om Prakash, maternal grandfather of Hrithik Roshan, passes away

Hrithik had shared this image with his grandfather J Om Prakash last month while promoting his film 'Super 30'. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi Aug 07, 2019, 01.17 PM (IST)

Veteran filmmaker and producer J Om Prakash, who is credited for making films like Aya Sawan Jhoom Ke (1969) and Aap Ki Kasam (1974) is dead. He was 93.  The late filmmaker is actor Hrithik Roshan's maternal grandfather. 

Trade source Akshaye Rathi shared the tragic news on Twitter. He wrote, “Veteran film maker #JOmPrakash ji has passed away this morning. May God bless his soul & give his family the strength to cope with the loss. Condolences to @RakeshRoshan_N ji @iHrithik & everyone the family.”

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Only last month, while promoting his film 'Super 30', Hrithik had shared some endearing pictures with his grandfather on Twitter. He called him as his 'Super teacher' and wrote, “#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.”

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Hrithik and Rakesh Roshan at the veteran's residence ahead of the cremation ceremony. 

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Veteran actors like Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra were seen paying a visit earlier in the day. 

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Only last month, while promoting his film 'Super 30', Hrithik had shared some endearing pictures with his grandfather on Twitter. He called him as his 'Super teacher'.