News By/Courtesy: Sreeja K. Sreedhar | 09 Aug 2019 6:34am IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Produced and Directed many hits
  • Was elected President of Film Federation of India during 1995-96
  • Made many contributions to the Indian Cinema

 

 

  • Produced and Directed many hits
  • Was elected President of Film Federation of India during 1995-96
  • Made many contributions to Indian Cinema. Om Prakash was an Indian film producer and director born in Sialkot, Punjab, British India.

He directed successful films like ‘Aap ki Kasam’[1974],Aakhir Kyon[1985] with Rajesh Khanna and with Jeetendra, yielded five big hits- Apnapan[1977], Aasha[1980], Apna Bana Lo[1982], Arpan[1983], and Aadmi Khilona Hai[1993].

     His daughter Pinky is married to director-producer Rakesh Roshan making him the maternal grand-father of actor Hrithik Roshan.

His directorial debut was ‘Aap ki Kasam’ starring Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz in lead roles was a box office success. The songs composed by R.D.Burman like ‘Jai Jai Shiv Shankar’and ‘Zindagi ka Zafar’ are still hummed today.

Most of his films’ titles start with letter ‘A’.

Prakash’s last film as director was 2001’s ‘Afsana Dilwalon Ka’ , starring Rahul Roy in the lead.

As he breathed his last on 7 th Aug, several Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bacchan, Dharmendra and Jeetendra arrived at his funeral to pay their last respects to the veteran film maker.

Hrithik, who looked inconsolable, along with his father Rakesh Roshan, performed the last rites at Vile Parle Crematorium.

 

 

 

Section Editor: Kaushal B. Shah | 09 Aug 2019 12:45pm IST


Tags : J.Om Prakash#Hrithik Roshan# Rakesh Roshan# Pinky Roshan

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