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Hrithik Roshan’s Grandfather takes his last breathe in Mumbai

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Mumbai: Bollywood filmmaker and maternal grandfather of Hrithik Roshan J Om Prakash pass away at 93. J Om Prakash took his last breathe in Mumbai in his house on 7th August on Wednesday at 8am in the morning. Actor Deepak Parashar confirmed the death of his uncle on Twitter.

Late Mr. J. Om Prakash was a director and producer and is best known for directing Rajesh Khanna hits Aap Ki Kasam, Aakhir Kyun? And Jeetendra-starrer Arpan and Aadmi Khilona Hai, apart from producing box office hits Aas Ka Panchhi and Aaye Din Bahar Ke. The funeral will be held at Pawan Hans Vile Parle (West) in Mumbai at 12:30 pm on August 7.

Hritik Roshan recalls him and tweets “#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.” J Om Prakash’s daughter, Pinky, is married to director-producer Rakesh Roshan who happens to be actor Hrithik Roshan’s dad.

Hrithik is known to be very close to his maternal grandfather and has often spoken about his love for him. Earlier in 2016, he gifted the veteran filmmaker a luxury car. Prakash made his debut with Rajesh Khanna’s Aap Ki Kasam in 1974 and the film was hugely successful. Performances were widely appreciated and it proved to be a major box office hit. The film was also a musical hit.

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Shyam Ramsay passes away at 67 in Mumbai

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Mumbai:  Shyam Ramsay, one of the seven Ramsay Brothers known for cult horror films such as ‘Puraani Haveli’ and ‘Tahkhana’, died in a hospital on Wednesday, his family said. He was 67. Shyam died of pneumonia at a city-based hospital.

Shyam Ramsay was considered the brain behind the group, he directed films such as ‘Darwaza’, ‘Purana Mandir’ and ‘Veerana’. He was also responsible for ‘The Zee horror show’, ‘Saturday Suspense’, ‘X Zone’ and ‘Nagin’.

The origins of the horror empire set up by the band of brothers can be traced back to a modest radio shop in Karachi in undivided India.

The shop’s proprietor, Fatehchand U Ramsinghani, had relocated to Mumbai after Partition and decided to get into the business of film production.

The Ramsay Brothers, for the longest time ruled the horror genre in Indian cinema with low-budget movies in the 1970s and 1980s. The films were widely popular for their unique mix of horror and erotica.

The last rites will be held at Vile Parle crematorium on Wednesday. Shyam Ramsay is survived by two daughters Sasha and Namrata.

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