Jay Om Prakash
Born: 24 January 1926
Died: 7 August 2019
- He was an Indian film producer and director born in Sialkot, Punjab, British India.
- He directed films like Aap Ki Kasam (1974), Aakraman, Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka, Aakhir Kyon? (1985) with Rajesh Khanna as the lead hero and his other successful directorial ventures included Apnapan (1977), Aasha (1980), Apna Bana Lo (1982), Arpan (1983), and Aadmi Khilona Hai (1993) with Jeetendra as the lead hero.
- He was a presenter for the films Raja Rani and Aan Milo Sajna, both having Rajesh Khanna as the lead hero.
- His daughter, Pinky, is married to director-producer Rakesh Roshan, making him the maternal grandfather of actor Hrithik Roshan.
- He had served as the President of IMPPA and the Film Producers’ Guild for six years.
- He was elected President of the Film Federation of India and served for the year 1995–1996.
- He had been a trustee of artistes’ welfare funds and participated in the advisory panels of the Directorate of Film Festivals and Central Board of Film Certification.
- He had also been a lecturer at the Pune Film Institute.
- He had won the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004 by the Asian Guild Of London.
- He died in Mumbai on 7 August 2019, at the age of 93.
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January 24, 2020